September 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm #254
I know that I have complained about the speed of my own site, but I thought it would be interesting to have some scientific evidence of the speed of our various sites/hosting providers.
There is a site called Pingdom: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
You can enter your URL in their test box and it gives you a lot of information about how long the page takes to load, what is loading and where issues might be.
My home page loads in 14 seconds (slower than 95% of website tested!!)
An image page loads in 12 seconds or thereabouts (slower than 80%)
The home page has sometimes loaded in 29 seconds, and the image slower, but these were the last tests. Most of the time is in the “wait stage”
I’m on a shared hosting plan with BlueHost.
How about your site?
SteveSeptember 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm #2817
Tested from Dallas, Texas, USA on September 17 at 10:51:14
Your website is faster than 52% of all tested websites
Keep in mind that this test was initiated from Texas and the actual web server is in Germany.
Also, the slideshow is rather large and slows the page significantly down.September 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm #2818
I hadn’t come across your test site before but I just ran it on my site (Bluehost shared hosting):
September 17 at 11:28:15 from Dallas, Texas, USA. The web page took 7.24 s to load, used 102 requests, and weighed in at 3.8 MB.
Time Spent per Content Type
Time Spent per State
Send 0.02%September 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm #2819
Would VPS make a big difference?September 18, 2013 at 12:06 am #2820
Would VPS make a big difference?
I’d say keep it simple as long as you can.September 18, 2013 at 3:05 am #2821
Tested from Amsterdam, Netherlands on September 17 at 19:57:19
Page size: 498.1kB
Load time: 4.83s
Perf. grade: 79/100
Your website is faster than 32% of all tested websites
That’s not great but very reasonable considering I am on Bluehost shared hosting.
On a side-note: I haven’t installed the WP Super-Cache plugin, yet. I’ll repeat this speed test after I’ve come around to do so. Curious about the difference it will/won’t make…September 18, 2013 at 5:59 am #2822
86/100September 18, 2013 at 9:30 am #2823
Quite good since my slideshow sucks up 2MB to load which is 4 to 5 times more than a default page.
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