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Hi
we have  a wamp server running several Joomla site
Here are some:
www.eadvice.dk
new.dapp-mozambique.org

I feel they are quite slow to load and as a starter I would like to find out, how many KB the user have to download when opening our front page.
Maybe we have to find ways to make it smaller to improve speed.

Does anyone know how to messure this or a tool that we can use to see amount of data transfered for a page/frontpage?


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I use http://www.uptrends.com/aspx/free-html-site-page-load-check-tool.aspx .  It says that your page total is 514.5 KB and  takes 11.5 seconds to load from New York.
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by:EmuL8_sw
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Hi,

Your page is actually 921.1kb to load and takes about 5 sec from South Africa.

A good place to start might be with Firefox's Firebug:
http://getfirebug.com/

Then add the Google Page Speed tool:
http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/

This nice tool gives you examples and suggestions on how to optimize your page.
It also gives you a score which you can compare to other websites if you feel the need

With all the recommendations from Page Speed you would be able to save up to 356kb with your page

Hope this helps
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by:morten444
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HI
Thanks alot. Really cool tools
Question:
Do anyone know why the uptred shows 514KB for Dave Baldwin and 1200KB for me and Speed-page shows 921kb for EmuL8_sw and for me 1,8MB?

I am sitting in England
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It might be your ISP's that compress the pages/content to reduce bandwidth
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Also, WAMP on Windows is not the fastest server around since it is sitting on top of Windows and all it's overhead.  An UBUNTU or other Linux server without a GUI would be faster at delivering your content.  More secure too.
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by:morten444
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Thanks for your help
Yes Linux best for it. We will eventually get over to it when we get over starting up problems with hosting :)

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