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Are there any sites to test the speed of your hosting? I know there are sites that will tell you why your site is slow, e.g. - YSlow, etc., but how about the speed of bandwidth you get from your hosting provider?

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Are you looking for something that gives you a global view? For instance to see the difference in load time from Texas and Tokyo? – Tim Post Aug 31 '10 at 8:11
yes, a global view would be helpful! – Mark Norgren Sep 9 '10 at 18:58
Remember that DNS and static content have a drastic effect on the speed of page loads too. – Metalshark Oct 11 '11 at 13:36

The Net tab of the Firebug console (remember to disable browser cache).

Resources view of the Web Developer Tools in Chrome/Opera.


HTTP Watch.



We use WebPageTest and Gomez for server tuning, Fiddler if there are any hard to diagnose problems, then the rest for front-end experience testing.

Once you have the level of concurrency and page-views a day the Apache ab benchmark/stress test tool helps.

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