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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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My website takes 2 minutes to load!

It used to load in 2 seconds. Is this the ISP, a Javascript loop, Hostmonster or something else? Here's a diagnostic:

Web Page Speed Report
URL: http://legacyhdv.com
Title: Phoenix AZ Videography - HD Videographer in Scottsdale Arizona
Date: Report run on Tue Jul 22 12:43:52CDT2008

Diagnosis
Global Statistics
Total HTTP Requests: 11
Total Size: 239401 bytes

Object Size Totals
Object type Size (bytes) Download @ 56K (seconds) Download @ T1 (seconds)
HTML: 35570 7.29 0.39
HTML Images: 162632 34.01 2.46
CSS Images: 0 0.00 0.00
Total Images: 162632 34.01 2.46
Javascript: 6846 1.56 0.24
CSS: 0 0.00 0.00
Multimedia: 34353 7.05 0.38
Other: 0 0.00 0.00

External Objects
External Object QTY
Total HTML: 1
Total HTML Images: 8
Total CSS Images: 0
Total Images: 8
Total Scripts: 1
Total CSS imports: 0
Total Frames: 0
Total Iframes: 0

Download Times*
Connection Rate Download Time
14.4K 187.75 seconds
28.8K 94.97 seconds
33.6K 81.72 seconds
56K 49.91 seconds
ISDN 128K 16.81 seconds
T1 1.44Mbps 3.47 seconds
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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Why do you have everything on one page? It reminds me of a Geocities page from 1996! :)

Your site looks nice, you just need to split it up into about six pages. That would take care of your load time and site useability.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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Loaded pretty quickly for me. I would agree though that breaking the information up would be a good thing.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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The problem might be your pc? Here (on the other side of the globe) your site loads very fast, also your video's play without a problem.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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I'll split it up. I just think it's something more than that. I *have* held onto the one page thing for too long.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 08:51 PM   #6
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It took about 20 seconds to load. I tried it on both PCs on my desktop and had the same result.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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Dana,

I live in Sweden, here the page loads in about 45 seconds(I have a 24/8mbit connection). My impression is that you are refering to material outside the hosting server? ie. you are linking to video/pictures on another server on the net?

The only "big" gfx I can see on the page is the animated title-banner, don't know how large that might be in kb's?

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 04:30 AM   #8
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Everything is one page and it's using anchor when you click the links.

That's very... odd!

I think other users already said it'd be nice to split up.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:06 AM   #9
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Hi! I have no problems with opening it. It takes about 5 sec on my 2Mbit.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:24 PM   #10
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I read something that said for optimization, put everything on the home page. Bad advice. I'm splitting it up. I'm looking into an Iframe solution to have my videos in the same place, but loading new videos/pages with a next button. Would that help the initial load.

Another alternative is trying (again) to figure out the JW Player playlist. I don't know if that would give me the same loading nightmare because I have a lot of videos.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #11
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One of the Hostmonster hard drives "crashed", so several of my sites and all of my email has been down 14hrs now. I thought I was pretty smart switching from GoDaddy. Should I start looking again, or is this a universal possibility with all ISPs?

When it comes back up, I'll have rebuilt my site. Thank you guys for your help!!
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Old July 25th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #12
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A crash is always possible, but 14 hours? That's unbelievable for a national host. I've used 1&1 for years and never had a problem.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #13
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Hostmonster server crash

Hostmonster went down again all last night.

Then this morning I find that they have lost ALL MY UPDATES for the last two weeks. I just kissed away 60-80 hours worth of work because they don't backup their servers! A backup every two weeks is PATHETIC for a national company. Even my new email account with them is gone.

Any suggestions on a REAL host?

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Old July 25th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #14
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A crash is always possible, but 14 hours? That's unbelievable for a national host. I've used 1&1 for years and never had a problem.
I had the same problem with Lycos once were I host all my video's, I only saw that my videos were unavailable for a day but users reported about 3 days of very slowly loading sites. But Lycos is cheap, they give you a lot of bandwidth and I need that for my videos.
My site is hosted at Nucleus who have their servers in Belgium, never had a problem and they provide very good service, mails and problems are dealt with within a day. Only the bandwidth is limited so not suitable for my videodemo's and they are much more expensive then Lycos. But since my site never was down and because of their excellent service I stay with them for my site only and I link from that site to the lycos server to show my video's.
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Old July 25th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #15
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Hostmonster went down again all last night.

Any suggestions on a REAL host?

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I like www.1and1.com. I've used them for years and no problems. They're cheap and give you a ton of bandwidth. However, the real test of a host is what they do when there are problems, and I've never really had a problem.

I think they offer some referral bonuses for both referrer and referree, so let me know if you want me to look.

We use our own co-located server for websites, but I use 1&1 to host the videos because of the generous bandwidth.
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