A fast loading website with good images and scripts performance is the first step to a successful online presence, but in real we use many tools , plugins, widgets in our website and those tools simply cause our website to load slow. The search engine panelizes the websites and we don’t get higher rankings in the search results due to the long response time.
Here is a list of free and open source tools and plugins that can help us to test performance and speed of our websites. With their suggestions, we can improve site’s response time.
Website speed check
The website speed tester shows the duration of a given website. This value can be used for showing how long a website take to load and if it is better to optimize the website or change a (slow) ISP.
BrowserMob – Free Website Performance Test Tool
Test your website performance with this free cutting edge tool. This tool accesses your website from different location and generates a website performance analysis report.
Pagetest allows you to provide the URL of a webpage to be tested. The test will be conducted from the location specified and you will be provided a waterfall of your page load performance as well as a comparison against an optimization checklist.
Compare site performance
Webslug is a tool of identifying potential problems with your website’s performance. Compare your site with your competitors or simply check yours to get some insight.
Open Source Speed Test Tool – Fancy Speed Test
Customizable open source speed test tool that performs upload and download bandwidth tests and provides Interactive user experience. To drill down more, users can restrict to particular networks / IP addresses.
Site Performance Testing Tool
Get an accurate, realistic and helpful estimation of your site’s loading speed with this smart website performance testing tool. This free tool offers many features like:
Web Page Analyzer
A free web site speed test tool to improve website performance. It calculates page size, composition, and download time. Based on the final results it offers advices on how to improve website’s weak areas.
A small but handy website speed test service by self SEO. If you don’t want to dig into details, it’s a best choice to just get yourself aware about how much time your site took to load.
YSlow by Yahoo!
YSlow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the Firebug – A web development tool.
Page Speed – Open Source Firefox / Firebug Add-on
Page Speed is an open source Firefox / Firebug Add-on. Webmasters and web developers can use Page Speed to evaluate the performance of their web pages and to get suggestions on how to improve them.
Pagetest – Open Source Web Performance Testing Tool for Internet Explorer by AOL
Pagetest is an open source tool for measuring and analyzing web page performance right from your web browser. This is a powerful tool for web developers and software engineers in testing their web pages and getting instant feedback.
Website & Server Speed Checker Tool from Vertain Software
Free instant website & server speed test. Track speed variations with our automated speed tests. Evaluate your site’s performance against your competition.
Thanks a lot
Thanks guys great stuff.
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You can also look at this Free Website Speed Test Tool to check the loading time of a website on different connection speeds like dialup, dsl, cable and more.
This is a very nice collection of plugins. I liked the ones with the different chart displays. Thanks for sharing.
It’s very helpful. thanks
I always keep YSlow and PageSpeed by my side . They’re awesome. The coolest thing of them is that they can show what exactly the weakness point of my website so I can improve it. I rarely use online tools, but the Pingdom and Web Page Analyzer are the most popular for me.