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hc-sc.gc.ca: Welcome to the Health Canada Web site | Bienvenue au site Web de Santé Canada

Health Canada's Web site is a client-centred integrated point of access to one of the Government of Canada's collection of health related resources and services | Le site Web de Santé Canada fournit

Page load speed analysis

  • First response

    360 ms

  • Resources loaded

    934 ms

  • Page rendered

    360 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.65 sec

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We analyzed hc-sc.gc.ca page load time and found that the first response time was 360 ms and then it took 1.29 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page.

Page optimization

  • HTML 5.35 Kb
    Images 16.68 Kb
    Javascripts 30.18 Kb
    CSS 5.2 Kb

    In fact, the total size of hc-sc.gc.ca main page is 27.23 Kb.This result falls within a vast category (top 1 000 000) of heavyweight, probably not optimized, and thus slow loading web pages.Only 5% of websites need less resources to load.Javascripts take 30.18 Kb which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 5.35 Kb
    • After minification 5.19 Kb
    • After compression 802.95 Byte

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 802.95 Byte or 85% of the original size.

    • Original 16.68 Kb
    • After optimization 15.51 Kb

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Hc Sc needs image optimization as it can save up to 15.51 Kb or 93% of the original volume..The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 30.18 Kb
    • After minification 29.88 Kb
    • After compression 5.43 Kb

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 5.43 Kb or 18% of the original size.

    • Original 5.2 Kb
    • After minification 4.94 Kb
    • After compression 780 Byte

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered.hc-sc.gc.ca needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 780 Byte or 15% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

  • www.hc-sc.gc.ca
  • wp-pa.css
  • wp-pa2.css
  • wp-pa-institution.css
  • institution.css
  • ga.js
  • sig-eng.gif
  • wp-pa-alt.jpg
  • wmms.gif
  • __utm.gif

Our browser made a total of 10 requests and 2 domains to load all elements on the main page.We found that 80% of them (8 requests) were addressed to the original www.hc-sc.gc.ca,20% (2 request) were made to www.google-analytics.comThe less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (360 ms) relates to the external www.hc-sc.gc.ca.

Additional info on hc-sc.gc.ca

Requests

The browser has sent 9 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Hc Sc. According to our analytics all requests are already optimized.

1

Javascripts

4

Images

4

CSS

9

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

2

Images

1

CSS

4

Optimized

5

All

Good result

IP address

hc-sc.gc.ca uses IP address which is currently shared with 4 other domains. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Poor result

IP Trace

205.193.190.14

205.193.190.11

DNS records

Type Info
A205.193.190.11
A205.193.190.14
MXMX preference = 10, Mail exchanger = mx.ssan.seg-egs.gc.ca.
NSxns-kedc.ssc-spc.gc.ca.
NSxns-kedc-1.ssc-spc.gc.ca.
NSxns-apdc.ssc-spc.gc.ca.
NSgocns-pdp.gc.ca.
SOAxns-kedc.pwgsc.gc.ca. dnsrequests.pwgsc.gc.ca. 2019053001 3600 1800 604800 43200
TXT"google-site-verification=tzcyLqowTbmPLq7apHuQ2nCco0Cm4tmDaYkg-mLR-eM"
TXT"v=spf1 mx ip4:205.193.93.137 redirect=transition._spf.canada.ca"

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

N/A da language flag

Detected

ENsv language flag

Claimed

Encoding

ISO-8859-1

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise hc-sc.gc.ca can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our system also found out that hc-sc.gc.ca main page’s claimed encoding is ISO-8859-1. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

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HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

hc-sc.gc.ca has no SSL certificate.Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Normal result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 80% of all visits is Canada. It lies approximately 5150 miles away from the server location (United States) and such a long distance can negatively affect website speed, as it takes some time for data to travel back and forth between those places. That’s why one of the best ways to speed up hc-sc.gc.ca page load time for the majority of users is moving the server to Canada or just closer to the user base.

Poor result

Poor result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Hc Sc. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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