Website loads very slow , please advice on the cause

Hi all ,

We got a website to test , but it was loading very slow.

I checked using pingdom.com and it says page load time as   60.00s

Then i used firebug and yslow in firefox but unable to identify why its loading very slow .

Its residing on windows server , can you please suggest your ideas why its taking so much time and if possible how to fix it.

The URL is <<<signup(dot)activitybox(dot)ca>>>

Thanks in advance

Thanks,
Magento
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Marco GasiConnect With a Mentor FreelancerCommented:
If you use Firefox, you can install Firebug and YSlow. Yslow is an extension which gives suggestions in order to improve speed of site. I attach a screenshot whoch represents the first view of YSlow testing your site (as a side note, you can type a plain url: it easier for use to visit your site and it doesn't present any security issue)

YSlow report
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leakim971Connect With a Mentor PluritechnicianCommented:
I think it's a server side issue.
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
49173 ms First Byte Time

Have you checked DNS setup?
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magentoAuthor Commented:
Leakim971,

Just signed up , need to install those apps later.

MarqusG,

yes, i did the yslow but not sure where the problem lies.

Thinkspacesolutions,

Can you please advice on how to check up the DNS ?

Thanks
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Don't know about other possible solutions, but seeing YSlow report it seems you have a lot of work to do: I think you should begin to fix some issues nad see if this improves the speed of the site, then go on to another issue and so on.
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
Your browser do the request and receive an answer 40s after
Once it receive the main document, others resources are loaded VERY quickly

So you've a process taking a huge time to build your page (index.php) and be able to send it.
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Steven HarrisConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
As far as DNS is concerned, you don't appear to have any SOA records.

Besides that, I would have to agree with marqusG, there seem to be a lot of small errors that are all adding up.

I would start with HTML and CSS validation:

4 HTML Errors
2163 CSS Validation errors.
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magentoAuthor Commented:
ThinkSpaceSolutions,

Yes i see i dont have the SOA records by running that command in putty .

So how to get that fixed , whom i need to contact .

Also how to check the HTML and CSS validation , so i can ask my collegues to work on fixing it.

Thanks,
Magento
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magentoAuthor Commented:
Leakim971,

>>>So you've a process taking a huge time to build your page (index.php) and be able to send it.

Can you please provide more explanation on the above.

As far my understanding once this is fixed  then the site will be good.

So how to find that process? In unix i think we can find using TOP command . Not sure how to check in windows server.

Thanks,
Magento
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leakim971PluritechnicianCommented:
I've no idea, that's why I ask you to use new relic, it will help you to do more than resolve the current issue.
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magentoAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone.

I have a question, If its a server issue ,when i load an image into the root path and access it like

www.domain.com/image.jpg

Then i get immediate response and also the backend its loading fast .

Please advice.

Thanks,
Magento
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magentoAuthor Commented:
Hi ,

We did lot of analysis using the above comments and finally the problem is with the fonts of the theme .

I will promptly close this thread  by latest Jan 2nd.

Happy Newyear wishes !!!

Thanks,
Magento
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