Do you know how fast your site or a competitor’s site loads? Do you know bottlenecks, over which you should work? Check the download speed, the very first thing after the installation of plug-ins, or any changes to the site. Do not force the visitor to wait, because visitors loyalty melts with every extra second. Today I want to introduce 10 services that will help with the analysis of the speed of the site.
First on the list. It is a service from Google. More precisely, the online version of the popular browser extension Page Speed. It has many of useful features and recommendations to speed up and optimize the speed of loading of a site. Mobile scanner is a new service that checks website optimization for mobile devices. A very useful thing, by the way, since the mobile data traffic is growing … In general, the service is functional enough, the translation of the recommendations are not final, but everything is clear and true.
Another great website speed tool – GTmetrix. GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.
My favorite service is a speed test site. Furthermore, in fact, test provides a lot of useful features. Schedule downloads of each element on the page, the ability to test out different points of the globe, recommendations to accelerate the speed of operation of the site. All this information is very rich and it is not just dumped in a heap, but intelligently laid out for those who are serious about their web page loading speeds. Registered users are given the opportunity to ping the site every minute, and immediate notification in case of problems on the host or in the response of the site.
Overall, it is well designed website, easy flow and an abundance of useful information.
Decent service for experienced webmasters. This service shows not only the statistics for each page element, but the server’s response to each request. It is possible to modulate the channel visitor. That is, you can check how your site is loaded on the modem with 56K loading speed (if anyone remembers these modems). Also, this service provides some more technical aspects for more advanced users, such as: the number of threads loading, place from where the request to the site and other features. In principle, the value is to thoroughly test the speed of the site, deep and thoughtful, when you consider optimizing your site in bytes rather than Mbytes. In everyday life, I think, this service is not too useful for general public.
One of the oldest services that provides a website speed test. Created back in 2003, very simple. Website Optimization shows the download speed, the size of a given page and main recommendations for improvement.
This service is an open source software, the ability to add interest to your site in a public database, and continuous monitoring of core indicators. This service includes the average download speed test service.
Decent service, at the time (about a year ago) was a decent competitor Pingdom, but now lags behind. Not so beautiful design, less information. On the other hand, there is an indication of loading speed, a wider choice of the test. In addition, the quality check function allows to check network between the server and check the website by sending certain types of packets.
Decent service to check resiliency of your site. Principle of operation is generated gradually increasing number of requests for your site as the sudden influx of visitors and monitor the behavior of the server in such a situation. Very, very advisable to check. What if suddenly tomorrow someone will try to test your website on DDoS attack or someone will post a link to your site. Will your hosting be ready for this and will your website continue to function under large amount of traffic?
The easiest check service but sometimes inhibits the loading of the site. Specify the address and you will get the scheduled downloads. Quickly, clearly, without too much fuss and unnecessary information. Some users will surely enjoy this service more than others.
Decent, fairly simple service, the graph shows the download speed of the site, traces a network, and connection to hosting. Provides data from the four test sites. In principle, nothing new or special. Nicely done, works fast – and that’s all this service can be proud about.
Hope you will be able to select the right service for testing the website’s downloading speed.