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?
2Are you looking for something that gives you a global view? For instance to see the difference in load time from Texas and Tokyo?– Tim PostAug 31, 2010 at 8:11
yes, a global view would be helpful!– Mark NorgrenSep 9, 2010 at 18:58
Remember that DNS and static content have a drastic effect on the speed of page loads too.– MetalsharkOct 11, 2011 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.
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.