3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 5:50 PM by rrkhayat RSS

    Website loading slowly?

    rrkhayat

      Hello community,

       

       

      I was wondering what would cause my website to run slowly? How can I determine if it's the host or me. The host is godaddy in this case.

       

       

       

      www.nailontheheadinc.com

       

      The gallery images seem to be taking forever to load.

       

      More information...

      Image background is a gif

      Images are less than 1MB a piece

       

       

       

      Thanks,

       

      Robert

        • 1. Re: Website loading slowly?
          Ben Pleysier CommunityMVP

          The site is looking for files that it cannot find. That is because they are linked to your local machine as in

          @import url("file:///E|/Drive/Google Drive/Sites/NOTH/Sitefinal/title2_0/stylesheet.css");

          @import url("file:///E|/Drive/Google Drive/Sites/NOTH/Sitefinal/blackout1/stylesheet.css");
          @import url("file:///E|/Drive/Google Drive/Sites/NOTH/Sitefinal/blackout2/stylesheet.css");

          • 2. Re: Website loading slowly?
            Nancy O. CommunityMVP

            I have a lightening fast fiber optics connection so I don't notice a lot of delay but there is some latency.  If you're on free or shared hosting plan with GoDaddy, good luck to you.  You get what you pay for.

             

            I notice your background image is big. 721.96 kb (739,287 bytes) is about 7-1/2 times bigger than it should be. http://www.nailontheheadinc.com/grunge-construction1.gif

             

            Gallery:

                 16 x approx. 100 kb = 16,000+ kb for full size images

                 16 x approx. 50 kb = 800+ kb for thumbnail images

             

            This stuff is all cumulative.  You might try reducing image file size some more.  I try to keep thumbnails around 15 kb and full size images around 50 kb. 

             

             

            Nancy O.

            • 3. Re: Website loading slowly?
              rrkhayat Community Member

              Thanks for the responses! I appreciate the help.

               

              Website is in super speed now!