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Daily Telegraph website

bertmay
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Registered: 28-07-2009

Daily Telegraph website

Could someone go to the telegraph newspaper site & tell me how long it took for it to load, also check how long it takes to open a few of the stories.
For me over the past few days it has taken over 5 minutes to open the main page & even longer to get all the links open. It has become so slow I have gone to other news sites without any problems. It seems to be only the Telegraph which has slowed. I have tried at various times of the day to see if that makes any difference, it did not
Thanks
Bert
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

effectively instantaneous here - Ipprofile 3000kbps and with nothing cached but using OpenDNS servers
James
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Hi Bert,
It took me 7.6 seconds to open the main page. 8.941s to open the BP story & 15.124s to open the Apple tablet story.
Most of that time is waiting for the images to load though.
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Same as Jim, virtually instantaneous - and all images loaded with one second.
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Apple tablet about 1 sec - however I am using Firefox 3.5 with Adblock+ running and it blocked quite a few pictures
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

4 to 5s per page, over a fibre connection, and nothing in my cache.
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3Mb FTTC
https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=data_transfer_speed
bertmay
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Thanks for the replies.
All I get is waiting for http;//www.telegraph.co.uk in the bottom bar with the green progress blocks.
Something at my end won't allow it to load as it should. I tried the Mail online & that was instant so I am a bit baffled.
Using IE8 on custom level settings, medium privacy, pop up blocker enabled.
Why is it just the telegraph site.
Any suggestions before I go back to default settings
Thanks again
Bert
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Have you added something to your hosts file?
bertmay
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

I put IE8 back to default settings, now the telegraph site loads as it used to.
I also put www.telegraph.co.uk/ domain onto the whitelist in my security suite.
Bert
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

That last one isn't a good idea - if someone slips something into that site (and it can happen) it could infect your computer if your security suite doesn't check it
bertmay
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Re: Daily Telegraph website

Removed from the whitelist
Thanks for that
Bert