Hi there, I have recently been getting serious about improving the speed of my website. I’ve done several things, including using Cloudflare, but mainly reducing graphics on the page.
I don’t know which component of Piwik it is, exactly, which is why I’m here. I don’t know how to interpret what this means. (This is the report from the speed test):
529Bytes http://www.example.com/piwik/piwik.php?action_name=Domain%20Name%20Page%20Title&idsite=1&rec=1&r=234824&h=5&m=1&s=24&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.example.com%2F&_id=b6c7a17963c6a9bd&_idts=1428980485&_idvc=1&_idn=1&_refts=0&_viewts=1428980485&pdf=1&qt=0&realp=0&wma=0&dir=0&fla=1&java=1&gears=0&ag=0&cookie=1&res=1280x1024>_ms=1465 [b]Response Headers[/b] 200 Pragma no-cache Date Tue, 14 Apr 2015 03:01:26 GMT Content-Encoding gzip Server cloudflare-nginx X-Powered-By PHP/5.4.27 Vary Accept-Encoding,User-Agent Content-Type image/gif Set-Cookie PIWIK_SESSID=86dc1594e702cddc19e5afff6a69b0b0; path=/; HttpOnly Cache-Control no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0 Connection keep-alive CF-RAY 1d6c2a7fdf161834-EWR Content-Length 50 Expires Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT [b]Request Headers[/b] Pragma no-cache Accept-Encoding gzip, deflate, sdch Host www.example.com Accept-Language en-US,en;q=0.8 User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.95 Safari/537.36 Accept image/webp,*/*;q=0.8 Referer http://www.example.com/ Cookie __cfduid=d04406582980e75c8ef75d8b4472b3ba41428980481; has_js=1; _pk_id.1.bff6=b6c7a17963c6a9bd.1428980485.1.1428980485.1428980485.; _pk_ses.1.bff6=* Connection keep-alive Cache-Control no-cache
So then, I temporarily disabled Piwik on my site, and ran the website speed test again. This time, the website loaded in half the time, an improvement of almost 2 seconds!! (It went from 4.25 seconds down to 2.4 seconds, which is a huge improvement).
Finally, The “529 Bytes” element seems to be a very small image (gif) that looks like a small white dot. (I clicked on the link in the website speed test and the small image loaded).
Is there anything I can do to “fix” this? I wish I had run the detailed test prior to using Cloudflare, so I could eliminate that possibility, but it is what it is.
According to Cloudflare’s site, using Cloudflare can interfere with 3rd party analytics, so you are supposed to install “mod_cloudflare” in Apache, which I have… not sure if this is good or bad. mod_cloudflare is supposed to let your 3rd party analytics see the visitors’ real IP address (instead of only seeing Cloudflare’s servers’ IP addresses).
I desperately needed to improve my website’s speed, so I am encouraged the speed nearly doubled, but at the expense of disabling Piwik analytics
Any ideas? Thanks.