In this session, we discuss another tool that we can use to analyze site speed and it’s Pingdom – http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/. With this tool you can see which part of the site that is taking too long to load.
Rick: The next thing I would do is use a tool called “Pingdom”.Okay, so 5, 6, 7 minutes. It’s about 9 minutes before we see anything. On cache, it took 11.36 seconds and this big, yellow “Weight”, 7.38 seconds, that’s all caused by the speed of GoDaddy. It’s the result of inexpensive shared hosting at GoDaddy. That’s all I did, some 7.38 seconds is just waiting for GoDaddy to do something, 7:38 out of 11. Then you have a couple of other issues. wpsc_user_dynamic_css. What is WordPress sc-user.
Cathy: I’m not sure.
Cathy: Then would you back(4:26) being put like in a Footer or something?
Cathy: Then that wouldn’t be economical for them, more than likely. If I move the site, I’ll basically copy like we did last night?
Cathy: That line couldn’t be?
Rick: No, because you’re still waiting around for GoDaddy for 7 seconds. That’s the real issue, 7 out of 11 seconds. Let’s see how long would I wait for Bluehost. It took 5.84 seconds to load the site and I waited for Bluehost for 858 ms.
I didn’t have to wait very long. I mean, I’m waiting a long time for images to be served up which would totally go away if I was to cached this. I think I might try using the cache plugin on this. You probably can use a caching plugin on your site as well which would also speed up a lot of different things. Let’s see BYOB Website since I’ve spent so much money on this. This is a huge site, 2.94 seconds
Cathy: Very nice.
I’m going from a $90 a month hosting plan to $180 a month hosting plan starting Saturday with the purpose of bringing this number way down and also being able to deal more easily with a few of these other things that are taking some time like the combining. I have more control over the server and so I can choose to cache more of these information, I can choose to cache in memory rather than in a page cache. I’m expecting that my page speed become quite a bit faster with spending another $90 a month.
Cathy: Half the price of it.
Rick: Yes. I mean, this is being hosted on a $5 a month plan, right? The thesis toolbox is with almost all of my other things on that one Bluehost account. Obviously, Bluehost is serving it pretty well.
Cathy: Yes. Now, in regards to checking out other sites, my posting sites. Would I go to that competitor company and go to under customer sites and basically run Pingdom on that and see how they load?
Rick: You can try that. You’re going to try and figure out who’s hosted where, right? I’ve got an account on iPower and I think iPower is even worse than GoDaddy, hungryarchitect.com. Let’s see what happens when we do that on iPower. That’s pretty fast, 974 ms. Of course this is not a WordPress site either, it’s a static HTML site. Let’s go to the WordPress site and see what happens.
You can see that it’s taking quite a bit longer, 6 seconds and 1 and a half seconds and 2.35 seconds are spent waiting around for iPower. About 3 seconds of this 6 seconds is waiting for iPower. Anyway, if you know people who are hosted at other places then you can figure this stuff out pretty easily.
Let’s try another on a different Bluehost account. Let’s try laurraine.byobtutorial.com, this is one of my sites and is being hosted on entirely different Bluehost account. It took 8.07 seconds to load and 5 seconds of that was waiting for Bluehost.
Cathy: Basically, it’s time to move the site to get better speed performance.
Rick: Yes. I mean you can ask GoDaddy what they can do to increase the speed of their servers but I think the answer is nothing. Let’s see successcoachinfo.com, this is somebody else whom I know is being hosted on GoDaddy. They’ve got 1.79 and 1.18, so 3 out of their 5 seconds was spent waiting for GoDaddy.
This amount of time is going to vary depending upon when you ask, right? This server may be busy or may not be busy. If the server is not busy and you’re the only person who’s asking for it, it’s going to go fast and if the server is busy then it’s going to be slow.