Where to check the download speed of the site?

Where to check the download speed of the site?

Today we analyze the popular services that help determine the speed of the site loading and due to what it can be improved. It’s no secret that search engines take into account the speed of the site because if a page loads for more than 3-4 seconds, the visitor will close the tab and go to another page in the output (i.e., the behavioural factor worsens and as a result traffic is lost).

This situation happened to me with one online store, where the site was loaded for more than 7-8 seconds. There was a problem with hosting, so make sure that it is powerful and comes from your website needs and CMS platform.

So, let’s take a look at the services that will help identify problems at the initial stage and not lose search traffic.

5 best services to check the speed of the site


1. Pingdom tools

A very interesting tool especially if you want to find out how your site is loading in other countries. The server selection is very small (Sweden, USA, Australia) + if you want full access to all countries, you will have to pay the tariffs.



2. GTMetrix

A useful tool for determining the speed of the site. Your website will be uploaded via a Canadian server in the city of Vancouver. The service stores history and it will be possible to compare the result, for example, after optimizing images.



3. Google PageSpeed

Google PageSpeed is a family of tools by Google Inc, designed to help a website’s performance optimizations. It was introduced at Developer Conference in 2010. There are four main components of PageSpeed family tools: PageSpeed Module, also known as mod_pagespeed, PageSpeed Insights, PageSpeed Service, and PageSpeed Chrome DevTools extension. All of these components are built to identify faults in a website’s compliance with Google’s Web Performance Best Practices, as well as automate the adjustment process.


4. uptrends

The free Website Speed Test opens a browser and loads all HTML, CSS, images, fonts and scripts for a webpage. Website Performance Monitoring lets you put any page to the test.


5. webpagetest

Run a free website speed test from multiple locations around the globe using real browsers (IE and Chrome) and at real consumer connection speeds. You can run simple tests or perform advanced testing including multi-step transactions, video capture, content blocking and much more. Your results will provide rich diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, Page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.