Why does my site load so slow?

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This is a new site. It only has about 6 posts. It's using a basic theme (Twenty Sixteen Version: 2.1)
It's on Hostgator's shared hosting.

I contacted Hostgator and they analyzed it by running it on that tests how fast my site loads. And you can see the poor results here

my site: http://earlypost.net/
#load #site #slow
  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Starc
    Did you try getting in contact with the Hostgator support? They might be able to help you out with it OR you can google the same question and find something useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarbjit Grewal
    Hi Jmart!
    I think it might be due to the large sized media files, try to use compressed ones. Hope you will find solution by doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdibrahim2007
    Change your theme that helps you go with astra or divi or wpocean
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Jmart24 View Post

    This is a new site. It only has about 6 posts. It's using a basic theme (Twenty Sixteen Version: 2.1)
    It's on Hostgator's shared hosting.

    I contacted Hostgator and they analyzed it by running it on that tests how fast my site loads. And you can see the poor results here

    my site: earlyPost
    Yes, l am also with Hostgator, but that isn't the issue, your last two images are below 100kb, but the first is through the roof, or 650kb, since it is a scaled down PNG image, or most likely is scaled but still retains the original resolution.

    So best to save it as a jpeg, and reload and your site should load up more quickly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rinki Sharma
    Server performance, Server location, Lots of traffic, Extra large images, Code density, Database Issue, Slow Web Hosting could be the various reasons for a website being slow.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    Cloudflare + Cache everything activated and you get a free CDN for your content.

    Or at least use the Jetpack CDN for images.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew North
    Try disabling your plugins and choosing the default theme to see if that makes a difference.

    Next you can look at the report here:
    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fearlypost.net%2F



    Try using WebP image formats instead of png or jpg.. you have one image there that's 656kb in size.

    But mostly it appears you have a lot of javascript on your site that's slowing it down, which is caused by plugins. Fresh installations are almost always lightning fast when we first get them, its when we start fkn around with it that it bogs down.
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  • Profile picture of the author surajbag94
    A large volume of unoptimized images is usually the most common reason behind website slowness. High-resolution images can consume lots of bandwidth while loading. Uploading larger sized images and then scaling them down can unnecessarily increase the size of your web page - causing your website to load slowly.
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  • Profile picture of the author itsmohiit
    Change your theme , also server loading problems, slow site speed and many sessions are opening on the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    check your website results here https://tools.pingdom.com/#5cefb632ea800000
    there's SO MUCH javascript on your website, that's your theme /plugin code that slow everthing...
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  • Profile picture of the author ravikumarfront
    Please optimize your Image firstly, and also upgrade your hosting plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author xeniux
    You need to optimize your site's content via CDN, including your images, and codes.

    Test multiple times from multiple regions, Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Insomniaman
    Sometimes websites load slowly because of the server. ... The cause of slow servers usually lays with the web host. You could be having a slow site because you are hosted on a free web hosting. You are on a low quality hosting service with poor support.
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  • You need to optimize your website. Because a large volume of unoptimized images is usually the most common reason behind website slowness. Also High-resolution images can consume lots of bandwidth while loading. Uploading larger sized images and then scaling them down can unnecessarily increase the size of your web page - causing your website to load slowly. so check these factors to improve the website speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yvon Boulianne
    so much copy and paste answers, that's bad....
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  • Profile picture of the author Nikita Patel
    A large volume of unoptimized images is usually the most common reason behind website slowness. High-resolution images can consume lots of bandwidth while loading. Uploading larger sized images and then scaling them down can unnecessarily increase the size of your web page - causing your website to load slowly
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  • Profile picture of the author bracknelson
    Banned
    These are the few common reasons behind slow website

    Unoptimized Images
    JavaScript Issues
    Too Much Flash Content
    Excessive HTTP Requests
    Not Making Use of Caching Techniques
    Unclean Code
    Not Using gZIP Compression
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