Site loading slowly. Find the cause with this free tool!

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Firstly Happy New Year to all the Yola Staff and customers.

Does your site take a long time to load?
If so it can be a painstaking process finding what content on your page is slowing it down.
If you use Pingdoms' site test you can find out what element on your site is slowing it down and taking the longest to load.

Here is a screenshot of the test I did on my site
http://sleightsinfo.co.uk



As the screenshot shows the element that takes longest to load on my site is my banner.
Taking 0.8 seconds.

If you have a website that is slow this tool could help making your site quicker.

http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

Just pop your web address in the text field at the top of the page and click test.
Your results will be displayed and you can change the slow parts of your page.

Hope you find this tool useful.

Let me know if you need any assistance with this.

John M
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John McCarthy

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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Hi John,

We use Pingdom as well, it's a great tool! Thanks for sharing this information on our forum!
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Hi John,

Thanks for suggesting this great tool!

But, I don't see which one is the slowest loading element. Here's the URL to mine: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/?url=nat...

Thanks,
Nathan
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John McCarthy

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Hi Nathan,

Sorry for talking a while to reply, It was night time here.

The longest thing to load is the one with the longest bars.
On yours it is item number 12.

Taking 2.1 seconds it is the JavaScript for your comm100 support.

Hope this clears it up a bit.

John M.
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Nathan, Champion

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Hello John, thanks for replying! :) I didn't notice all of the extra files linked to have to load too! I mean I thought all of the JavaScript that the page was linked to doesn't have to make the page load faster. I thought it was how long the page source in. Thanks for giving this idea! :)
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It affects it because it has to retrieve the JavaScript from its location. Which for the comm100 is on their website so will probably take varied amounts of time depending on their server.
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Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks John :)
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dovedale.beauty

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Hello there. I seem to have the same problem. I have just created a new yolasite: http://dovedale-beauty.yolasite.com/

However, when I go onto the website as a customer would, it takes almost 20 seconds to load in some cases! Argh!

Could this be down to the many images I have on my site!

I'm worried I will lose customers because they wont have the patience to wait for it to load.

Any help would be much appreciated as I am no computer whizz

Linda
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diane

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Hi, dovedale.beauty,

Have you published all the changes to your site? It loaded quickly for me but I do not see that many images. Web friendly images should between 20 and 100KB each, depending on how many you have on a page. You can see the file size displayed below the preview of the image in your File Manager.

If your images are added to your page using the Picture Widget, all you need to do is turn the optimizer "On". You can do this through your "Edit" link at the top of your Picture Widget. This will allow for your images to be optimized on your page.

Please let us know how this goes.
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dovedale.beauty

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Thanks for your comment. I do have several pictures (14 in total) and many of them are smaller ones in picture galleries.

I have turned the optimizer on for the single pictures I can. However, many of my pictures are in the picture gallery tool and I cannot find an option as to optimize these. Is there one available?

Also, if I was to get a proper domain with .co.uk at the end, would that increase my loading speed in any way?

Many thanks in advance
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Hello dovedale.beauty,

I suggest resizing your images as this will help with your page load speed. Please take a look at this tutorial: Editing Pictures. You'll want to look specifically at using Picnik to resize your images.

Having a custom domain will not affect your page loading speed. However it can help to give your site a more professional edge!

If you wish to buy a domain from us, please see this tutorial.
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Great its fine for me..Also slow web pages could be the result of dns server timeouts. Your router is probably getting the dns servers from your Internet provider. (Logging on to the router should tell you the routers dns server IP address).
The PC's could be getting their dns server IP address either from your Server or the 2700HGV router. Disconnecting your server from the network and connecting a PC to the router should test this premise.
Take your server out of equation and see if Internet access and webpages speeds up. later test your speed here http://www.scanmyspeed.com