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Question I have... What is the best blog/iPage web host for me? Hoping for any answer or 2. Another question... Hi I run my own server on adsl,but I have logged on to my web iPage site via modum dialup and I have noticed that the pages are very slow to load up with thumb nail on the pages. I have also noticed that the actual image loads as when you click on the images they load up straight away..

This would not be good for customers running dialup as they would get sick of waiting for the pages to load..

Would any one know if there is a fix for this..

My Website..

Comments (5)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

The slow load woudn't have anything to do with the 75 kB images as thumbnails, would it?.

Install an image thumnailer...and then optimize the queries...

Comment #2

Your page took forever to load on my 3Meg/s cable connection...I would suggest cutting your thumbs down to at least 12-15k each...80k each is outrageous...!!.


Comment #3

Thanks for the advice I have been trying automatic_thumbnail_for ocs-3 contribution but cant seem to get to get it working but I will persist.I am also resetting image files size to about 20kb and thank for the advice...

Comment #4

Don't skimp that much on the large image - ie 20K..

70-80K, even 100+K, is not bad for a.



When a customer clicks a page, they expect it to load fast - including thumbs..

When a customer clicks a thumb for a large image, they are expecting just that - large and detailed..

Most people don't mind waiting a few seconds for the big picture(s), just not all the thumbs..

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Comment #5

Web Page Speed Report.



Title: * * * * * Welcome to * * * * *.

Date: Report run on Mon Sep 20 21:32:28CDT2004.


Global Statistics.

Total HTTP Requests: 25.

Total Size: 160969 bytes.

Object Size Totals.

Object type Size (bytes).

HTML: 25019.

Images: 130091.

Java script: 0.

CSS: 5859.

Multimedia: 0.

Other: 0.

External Objects.

External Object QTY.

Total Images: 23.

Total CSS imports: 1.

Download Times*.

Connection Rate Download Time.

14.4K 124.96 seconds.

28.8K 62.58 seconds.

33.6K 53.67 seconds.

56K 32.28 seconds.

ISDN 128K 10.02 seconds.

T1 1.44Mbps 1.05 seconds.

*Note that these download times are based on the full connection rate for ISDN and T1 connections. Modem connections (56Kbps or less) are corrected by a packet loss factor of 0.7. All download times include delays due to round-trip latency with an average of 0.2 seconds per object. With 25 total objects for this page, that computes to a total lag time due to latency of 5 seconds. Note also that this download time calculation does not take into account delays due to XHTML parsing and rendering..

Page Objects.


1 38714 IMG.


1 25019 HTML.


1 13031 IMG.


1 12854 IMG.


1 12259 IMG.


1 8957 IMG.

1 7942 IMG.


1 7671 IMG.


1 7384 IMG.


1 6455 IMG.


1 5859 CSS.


1 5797 IMG.


2 5725 IMG.


1 877 IMG.


1 605 IMG.


1 535 IMG.


1 439 IMG.


1 195 IMG.


1 128 IMG.


1 123 IMG.


2 123 IMG.


1 113 IMG.


3 69 IMG.


9 52 IMG.


29 43 IMG.


25 ^ 160969* Total (^unique objects).

# This iPage site is not using HTTP compression, otherwise called content encoding using gzip. Consider compressing your textual content (XHTML, JavaScript, etc.) with mod_gzip or similar products..

* CSS alternate stylesheets may be referenced in the HTML but are not actually downloaded until they are needed and are therefore not included in the total page size..

Analysis and Recommendations.

TOTAL_OBJECTS - Warning! The total number of objects on this page is 25 - consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your external objects. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests..

TOTAL_IMAGES - Warning! The total number of images on this page is 23 , consider reducing this to a more reasonable number. Combine, refine, and optimize your graphics. Replace graphic rollovers with CSS rollovers to speed display and minimize HTTP requests..

TOTAL_CSS - Congratulations, the total number of external CSS files on this page is 1Because external CSS files must be in the HEAD of your HTML document, they must load first before any BODY content displays. Although they are cached, CSS files slow down the initial display of your page..

TOTAL_SIZE - Warning! The total size of this page is 160969 bytes, which will load in 32.28 seconds on a 56Kbps modem. Consider reducing total page size to less than 30K to achieve sub eight second response times on 56K connections. Pages over 100K exceed most attention thresholds at 56Kbps, even with feedback..

HTML_SIZE - Caution. The total size of this HTML file is 25019 bytes, which is above 20K but below 100K. With a 10K ad and a logo this means that your page will load in over 8.6 seconds. Consider optimizing your HTML and eliminating unnecessary features. To give your users feedback, consider layering your page or using positioning to display useful content within the first two seconds..

IMAGES_SIZE - Warning! The total size of your images is 130091 bytes, which is over 30K. Consider optimizing your images for size, combining them, and replacing graphic rollovers with CSS..

CSS_SIZE - Caution. The total size of your external CSS is 5859 bytes, which is above 1160 bytes and less than 8K. For external files, try to keep them less than 1160 bytes to fit within one higher-speed TCP-IP packet (or an approximate multiple thereof). Consider optimizing your CSS and eliminating features to reduce this to a more reasonable size...

Comment #6

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.