Need Help Testing Web Site

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by mneace, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Please go to my our web site and click the Flash link. And let me know how long it's taking to load for you. I'm having terrible delays here and my hosting company is telling me they don't see the problem there. I just did a download test here and got over 20 MB speed, so it's not my internet connection.

    http://www.innaphotography.com/

    Again, click on flash and let me know how long it's taking to load. Your assistance is appreciated.
     
  2. It took me 5 secs. to get to your Choose version page , and then another 30 secs to see your Flash Front page fill up with the links....
     
  3. First image after clicking on flash link took 20-25 seconds, too long to wait. Normally I would leave before it loads.
     
  4. Comes up URL not found from my iPhone web browser on broadband wifi
     
  5. I got 14 seconds until the wedding couple came up.
     
  6. Twenty-seven seconds till the first image.
     
  7. 25 seconds for flash, 8 for HTML. Given the choice you would pick flash?
     
  8. 13 seconds, Man.
     
  9. Thanks for the responses. It won't work on iPhone because Steve Jobs is arrogant as they come.
    There is something fishing going on here. I asked a message board and I have people saying it opens very fast, usually people out West...and then very slow, usually people East...like me. The thing is the servers are hosted at the nap of the americas in Miami.
     
  10. About 20 seconds once I clicked for the Flash version. IE8 with the current Flash player renders a black screen, period. No content.
     
  11. 3 seconds to open page, 11 seconds to open flash with Fire Fox 3.6.9 running on Windows 7, 64bit and a 20 mbit downstream cable modem from the Philadelphia area.
    5-7 seconds to open page with Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385, 24 second to open flash, same OS system as above.
    Fire Fox is usually faster than IE. The server is getting to Eastern PA pretty fast. I did a Trace Route and it looks like about 12 hops to get to your server, about half the hops on my services network then jumps to AT&T network around Virginia, close to the last AT&T routers in florida had about a 135 ms lag but over all not bad. Most hops were between 15ms to 60ms.
    The server at 1:15 AM Eastern seemed to serve quickly, what any individual will see we be different from mine as the route from them to your server will be different, unless they live near me. :) It will depend on their internet service.
    You can check from your house, open a command prompt. If running Windows, click down in the lower left corner where you would open to choose a program, at the bottom of the list you will a box where you can type. Type the letters cmd
    this will open a black Command Prompt window. You will see a line that will say something like
    C:\Users\somethingmaybe yourname>
    exactly what you see will depend on your OS and config and is not important. This is a Command prompt. click in this window and type this command: tracert www.innaphotography.com
    press enter and you will get a list of every visible device across the internet that the signal goes through from your home router to your modem through all your providers routers and across the internet on any number of possible services to your web hosting services network.
    You will see IPs and device names of every hop and how many milliseconds it took for that router to pass the packet. this will help you figure out where a slow down is happening. Some devices may have the device name blocked for security. no biggie.
    If you do this from home and then do it from the public library, or the local coffee shop, each may have a different path and time result.
    You just want to be sure people in the city you do work in can expect a reasonable load time with a broadband connection. If they have a slow connection, the problem may not be your server provider, but check them between 5PM and 1 AM, if there servers are hosting a lot of popular sites, it could slow down, especially if they have a heavy video streaming from site sharing the same server.
    Overall, I think your doing ok.
     
  12. Very slow loading and I'm on a very fast fiber connection at the moment.

    Who are you hosting the site with? Many budget hosting companies throttle speeds significantly, especially during peak hours.
     
  13. Thanks much Mark. I knew how to do a trace route but I just never thought of it. After 7 hops, and only getting from New Jersey to NY, every hop after that, Request Timed Out.
    I do a download speed test and get 20 MB here with Comcast. But can't complete a trace route to my servers. A trace route to att.com gives me 9 hops and non greater than 18 MS.
     
  14. I just loaded the page again, 6:50 PM Eastern and was still good. I am using same service. The last one the servers come up * * , security at the servers, I couldn't ping it either. The hosting service has their firewall up and not allowing pings and such. Not uncommon.
    Last hop I get is gar2.miufl.ip.att.net, from then it is back to your hosting services network and you shouldn't see there stuff. From Philly your sight loads pretty good and is not what I would call slow.
    The Flash loads about the same as anything I get from Youtube or other sights. How it plays on various computers out there would depend on the speed of the computer. A 10 year old 700 MHz Pentium Running Win2000 may load slow but that is nothing to do with file/page transfer rate and everything to do with processor speed. I imagine people who are using these dinosaurs already know flash and video may load slow if at all on their machine and may choose the HTML option on your page.
    Best of luck with the site.
     
  15. Manuel:

    Unless you are hosting your site on your own servers, your own internet connection speed doesn't matter. What matters is your hosting company and the speed and bandwidth at which it serves your pages up. Your site still loads slow for me, tested both at home and from work. If you host with one of the budget companies like GoDaddy, 1&1 etc this can be a real issue.
     
  16. Agreed with Mikael. Testing a site is an integral part of the design process, and often not easy to do. If you care more than speed, here's a good suggestion:
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=41252
     
  17. Again, thank you all. I ended up switching to another hosting company and starting from scratch. Seems to have cleared up all the issues and now it loads in about 2 or 3 seconds, every time.
    But then, the old site was in Texas and this new one is in Washington, DC area (I'm in NJ).
    If anyone has the time, go ahead an access the Flash version of www.innaphotography.com and let me know how fast it comes up now. Again, thanks much for your help.
     
  18. Again, thank you all. I ended up switching to another hosting company and starting from scratch. Seems to have cleared up all the issues and now it loads in about 2 or 3 seconds, every time.
    But then, the old site was in Texas and this new one is in Washington, DC area (I'm in NJ).
    If anyone has the time, go ahead an access the Flash version of http://www.innaphotography.com and let me know how fast it comes up now. Again, thanks much for your help.
     
  19. Site opened immediately (around 3 seconds). After clicking on the flash link, it took only around 5 seconds. (Runninng Windows Internet Explorer 8.)
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