Website Load Time Tester

Browsers, Tips n Tricks, Tools

Pingdom is a service which provides tools to monitor web sites, E-Mail Servers, FTP servers and a multitude of other services.

Though I didn’t find the service that useful, they do seem to have introduced a nice little tool (free) to check the page loading speed.

http://www.pingdom.com/tools/fpt/?url=www.venukb.com/blog

(Replace the “url” parameter with the URL of your site)

The Full Page Test loads the complete HTML page including all objects : images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). It mimics the way a page is loaded in a web browser.

The load time of all objects is shown visually with time bars. It will help in finding the culprit script/image which is probably affecting the page load of your website.

Meanwhile Pingdom.com is linking to a red site according to Mcafee SiteAdvisor !!

More details here:
http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/pingdom.com

7 comments… add one

  • Shankar Ganesh Jun 12, 2007

    Seems cool. I prefer web2wait.com (it doesn’t have advanced features like Pingdom, though)

  • Venu Jun 12, 2007

    Shankar, thanks for pointing the alternative. Is there a typo error in the link that you have given ? web2wait.com is not working.

  • Shankar Ganesh Jun 12, 2007

    Yeah, sorry for that. This is the right place: http://www.webwait.com/ πŸ™‚

  • Nirmal Jun 12, 2007

    Looks good. I’ll try it out. But I have heard about this Pingdom before.

  • venukb Jun 12, 2007

    Yes you might have read about them either in Techcrunch or in Paul Stamatiou’s site πŸ™‚
    By the way subscribed to your RSS feed and your new theme does look impressive.

  • Angie Jun 26, 2007

    When it comes to free tools, this one looks worth my while. Thanks.

  • Venu Jun 26, 2007

    Angie, good to know that the tool was of some use πŸ™‚

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