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Questions tagged [performance]

The art of tuning a website to deliver it's content quickly and efficiently to the user over a potentially low bandwidth connection.

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Does having a lot of 301 redirects noticably impact performance?

I just moved my website to Wordpress from another service. Unfortunately, this means that although I was able to import all of my previous content to Wordpress, the post permalinks are now entirely ...
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MediaWiki: Enable text compression

From a Google Pagespeed Insights test it seems my MediaWiki website lacks text-compression; reading about this, it seems I lack this because I don't have Gzip compression on. I Ran this gzip test and ...
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MediaWiki: Remove debug query strings (/load.php?debug=" )

When I run a Google PageSpeed insights test I get problem reports for various long URLs with query strings for /load.php?debug=. These problem reports appear for the loading of any webpage whatsoever....
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Website Speed Issue [duplicate]

How can I boost my website speed "Onlineseoblog"? I have done the following: Cloudflare W3C Total Cache Removed embedded Videos
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I need to compress images to speed up my website [duplicate]

My website is extremely slow. One of the main reasons for the slowness is due to large images in the headers of the pages. I have been advised to compress them. How would I go about compressing ...
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What are the disadvantages of having all your images lazy loaded?

That would increase the amount of requests but also improve the webpage speed loading time. Google just advice to avoid to downloading offscreen images as part of the initial page load, but what are ...
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Does wordpress give a disadvantage to your page speed score?

I have a website for instance that only contains the default "Hello World" and other headers and internal links as it is a new wordpress installation. It uses the Twenty Nineteen theme which I believe ...
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What does it mean to have “Web browser is waiting for data from the server” high on a speed test site. I have 21560.1s in wait time? [duplicate]

The web page took 22792 ms to load, used 119 requests, and weighed in at 1.7 MB. The Google Page Speed performance grade for this web page is 70/100. I'm looking to decrease my load times, but am ...
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Why is converting images from jpeg to jpeg2000 making them larger when it is supposed to help my loading speed?

www.thinkwithgoogle.com says my website is slow (3.9sec loading speed, yea it's truly slow...). To increase loading speed it tells me to use "next-gen" format for my pictures, e.g. jpeg2000 instead of ...
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What is 'User Time' in web page speed tests?

I am running a few tests on my site's speed using https://webpagetest.org. I noticed a metric in there called 'User Time'. Tried Googling and looking through the site documentation but could not find ...
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Should we improve time to first byte or Page Speed Insights score for SEO?

Google posted last summer that "page speed" will impact the search result rankings also on mobile devices. But I think there is a little confusion about the term "page speed". The test tool which ...
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Reduce CloudFlare Wait Time

I installed CloudFlare as a test to one domain on my server, supposing it would be quicker. But it's not. The waiting time (I think, otherwise known as time to first byte) has gone up considerably. ...
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How to find which script is causing my website to keep loading

When loading my website in Google Chrome, I sometimes have the issue that the website just keeps loading. I think it has something to do with a request to Google Ads, but I'm not sture. I thought I ...
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Wordpress Site Loading Speed to Slow: 8.13s [closed]

My wordpress website is extremely slow on loading the page. It's takin 8.3 seconds from Frankfurt sometimes more. I am using Bluehost and I have heard it's slower but this seems too much... You can ...
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Suggestion to improve slow Wordpress page

So The website on the company I work on, has issues with delayed homepage loading times. Obviously I suggested to remove a few features from the first page, but I am afraid that all the included ...
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Would a long article using SVG rendered letters (rather than a font) be performant (usable and scrollable)?

I would like to know if any webpages exist where every single character/glyph is an SVG path, rather than using a font. I look places like here which discusses icon fonts and how they relate to ...
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Should I dns-prefetch all Google Ads domains?

On our website, we dns-prefetch our domains (static files, subdomains, etc) as they may not be known. 1) Does it make sense to dns-prefetch Google Ads or Analytics domains as they are popular? 2) If ...
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How do you serve Jekyll pages with gzip compression on GitLab Pages?

GitLab Pages doesn’t compress files automatically before sending them to clients. Is it possible to enable gzip compression when using Jekyll (or another static site generator) on GitLab Pages?
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Do Google and others care how much CPU/GPU is used by the web browser to render a webpage?

Let's say that I have a hypothetical webpage: I have an absolutely positioned HTML5 <video> tag that is set to automatically play. It is sized to occupy the entire browser window and ...
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Server wait period after DNS lookup is way too slow

I'm trying to optimize the speed of my portfolio site as much as possible, which considering its a static website shouldn't take much. I'm using cloudflare to manage my DNS, DigitalOcean's droplet ...
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Some documents load slowly during stress test, how reliable is NameCheap shared hosting?

I have hosted a NodeJS React application into my NameCheap shared hosting account. My Apache Benchmark giving this output while I am trying to stress test my site: ab -n 100 -c 5 -C "somecookie=rawr" ...
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Google Search Console says: “Please update your links to point to the new report”

Today when I visited Search Console for my website, I seen this: Important: This report will soon be replaced by the new Performance Report . Please update your links to point to the new report. ...
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Why pay for a distributed DNS service when ISPs cache lookups?

Suppose I've purchased example.com from my neighbor's startup domain name company, superlowcostdomainnames.com (aka SlowDNS). At first DNS is a bit of a performance drag, because SlowDNSs servers are ...
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If I change a Wordpress Theme then will it result in Performance and Page Loading Speed Improvements?

My wordpress blog is running on a very advanced, powerful and e-commerce capable theme. The issue is, this theme is packed with hundreds of DOM classes, Javascripts library and multiple CSS files. ...
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Do lots of redirection chains affect the site speed?

My client has lots of redirection chains. As I know redirection chains affect SEO link equity. But since they have done the redirections 4 years ago I assume they wont have any effect on SEO anymore. ...
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How to determine how much memory 1 million particles in WebGL is using

I would like to know how much memory is being used by a system of 1 million particles in WebGL: I am not really too sure on what to look for in the performance/memory panels in the Chrome devtools / ...
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Template or flat file for CMS?

So it looks like most CMS uses templates, like WordPress or ghost or all other CMS uses templates. But we can still see some flat file CMS on the market. So what's the difference between them? Is ...
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My WordPress site is slow when I'm not using a VPN

I host a WordPress site which isn't behaving as I'd expect. Its taking an age to load, sometimes timing out before its finished. However, if I have my VPN (PIA) enabled, it loads immediately and is ...
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Why is serving cached content to logged in users against recommendations?

I am keen to get some more information on cached pages. I currently have a store through wordpress/woocommerce and use hummingbird to cache pages. On of the options is to opt to serve cached pages ...
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Is Google SEO mobile speed performance ranking per domain or per page?

Google announced that from July 2018 - Mobile speed is a ranking factor. While I am not sure how exactly this is measured, but google hints that the speed score is taken from the CrUX report. Google ...
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Performance Issues with Web App [closed]

I'm currently preparing the release of an online tool: example.net/configurator Unfortunately, I've got massive performance issues. I'm currently hosting at A2 Hosting which I actually thought to be ...
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Blog on subdirectory

I have a very simple doubt relate to blogs on subdirectories. I have a main website built with WordPress and I want a blog with it. When we read about the recommendation to put a blog on the ...
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Is combining / concatenation of CSS and JS technique considered deprecated?

Google used to recommend webmasters to combine external CSS and JS files to improve the page speed. One of these pages was here: https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/best-practices/rtt#...
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Can we improve site speed for Googlebot by directing it to its own dedicated server?

Is it possible to show different server to search engine bots and different server to users in order to improve page speed of the site, specially for a large E commerce website. Idea is to show same ...
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What does these two “median” words mean in this Page Speed Test result?

Here is a copy: First paragraph Data from the Chrome User Experience Report indicates this page's median FCP (1.7s) and DCL (1.8s) ranks it in the middle third of all pages. This page has a ...
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What could cause occasional continued 404 errors that were originally triggered by high website traffic?

I have a website where one page received huge traffic in one moment, causing errors 404. Next day, traffic returned to normal but some percent of this page visitors still receive this error (5-10%). ...
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3 seconds to TTFB in CloudFront

I'm trying to improve the speed of a site and I've noticed that it takes 3 seconds to download some images from CloudFront. To download a 18kb image it takes 3 seconds: And it's a Hit from ...
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How can you view user timing data in Google Analytics split by URL?

Let's say I have a custom user timing in Google Analytics, which represents the time it takes for each page to load all the images above the fold (or a variety of other metrics). Since the images on ...
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Does totally disabling cookies in my WordPress website malfunction Google Analytics?

I personally don't post any kind of external advertisements in any of my websites: Not Adsense, not anything. I just don't charge other organizations and companies to advertise in my websites and I ...
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IIS media server tuning (compression cache limit?)

I have an IIS server with hundreds of gigs of static media files (and no dynamic content). I've done what seem to be the usual steps: RAID tuning, reduce logging & debugging, disable unnecessary ...
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Webpagetest.org - does repeat view display browser cache?

In the documentation is written, to generate the repeat view webpagetest closes the browser and launches it again. Does it mean, the browser cache goes on restart empty and doesn't play any role on ...
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Prioritise Visible Content - Google PageSpeed Insights

Wondering if anyone can help me. I'm having issues with prioritizing visible content (PVC). I've read all the Google documentation and understand the above-the-fold content is the top 500px but can'...
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What does “_blocked_queueing” mean in a HAR file

I'm extracting some loading time data from a site into a HTTP ARchive format (HAR) file, but I just can't find what "_blocked_queueing" means.
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Is there any threshold page load time to get spike in the conversion?

I was reading an article here where I found very interesting correlation of conversion rate and page load time. I can't get 2 things here: Why graph is almost flat from 5 seconds to 11 seconds page ...
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Optimisation test services allude to 'inline script block #5', what does this mean

Optimisation text services like Gmetrix and Pingdom Tools often provide feedback like 'inline script block #5', what exactly does this mean and how do you go about identifying and solving this problem....
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If I have too many 301 redirections on magento, will it slow down the server?

I'm using magneto and I currently have 70,000 URLs are being redirected as 301 (From Catalog >> URL Redirects). I need to add another 4000 URLs, because every time we run out-of-stock I redirect the ...
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How can I encourage the browser to cache the HTML5 <video> poster image?

I have a web page with a series of videos embedded on the page: <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/path/to/video1/poster-image-1.jpg"> <video controls preload="metadata" poster="/...
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Performance Issues Using SSL With Cloudflare

I have been using Cloudflare for a while without much consideration to what it was doing. Today I have noticed that there is around 500ms of delay when I view a web page over https when Cloudflare is ...
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Google Analytics considers Gleam App's loading time as a Page Loading time.

I have embedded the Gleam App widget on my client's website. Let me inform about the Gleam app first. The Gleam App is used for the Giveaways. The participant has to complete certain entries to get ...
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What Internet connection speeds are webpage testing sites basing their results on?

The loading time of websites can be measured with many popular tools like tools.pingdom.com, Alexa, and more... According to answers like this one, load times might be considered in these categories: ...