Optimize Load Time -- Ease visitor pain and suffering

  Most web sites' load time could use some improvements

Contact us at (090)6307-0731 and get your web site load time optimized


Case Studies

This site is not dynamic. Mostly html, css, and images. Links to statcounter.com and webring. So it's loading everything from cache, except the content from those sites.

Not Optimized (webhostinginjapan.com/index.htm)

  Load Times  
  Empty Cache   Primed Cache  

This page consists of a fairly large static html, small css, and lots of image files. Mostly of images are very tiny file sizes. Would be good to combine them to save http requests.

On an empty cache, the page loads 189.3K, in 8.13 sec, using 47 http requests. As opposed to a primed cache, the page loads 1.3K, in 1.98, using 47 http requests.

There are two areas that desperately need some attention. The 47 http requests and the total size of the images.

Optimized (webhostinginjapan.com/index.htm)

  Load Times  
  Empty Cache   Primed Cache  

After optimizing the image file sizes, have achieved a reduction of Δ129.1Kb without any loss to image quality. The html file's size has been reduced by Δ29.6Kb. Also notice we have fixed the http requests issue. Now we only make three http requests, not 47.

Conclusion

When comparing loading optimized vs not optimized web page, we realize a savings of Δ3.89 sec load time with an empty cache and a Δ0.95 sec savings with a primed cache. We can attribute this load time speed gain to reduction in image file size, html pre-compression, and making sure cached files are used.

Notes on methodology

Which browser?

We conducted the tests using firefox.

How to empty cache

In firefox, click Tools->Clear Private Data. In IE, Tools->Internet Options->Delete Files.

How to use primed cache

Empty the cache. Load the web page. Clicking a link to another page on the site and then clicking a link back to the previous page assures the cache is primed.

How to measure load time

Used firefox addon Extended Statusbar, which includes a page load timer in the window status bar.

Any requirements for the web server setup?

To make the optimizations requires Apache v2.

What type of server are you on and where is it located?

The hosting account is a VPS located in California. The test was conducted from Japan. If the server was also in Japan the load times would be much faster.

When was this case study done?

2008-10-27

Ridiculously cheap special offer

We would like to add many more sites to this case study, so here is the offer which is hopefully makes it hard to say no.

USD$200 or 20,000 yen. As well as a banner on your site.

To get started, email us using the contact form here or call +81 90 6307-0731 or skype: grummerd. Please include your site's ftp account information. Then please make payment to:

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd
1-10-18 Oji Kita-ku Tokyo Japan 114-0002
Account name: Global Business Resources Corporation
Account #: 1097149
Branch: Oji #175
swift code: BOTKJPJT