What is the Speed-Survey?
The speed-survey is an attempt to measure website performance and
content delivery speed in the real world. For many years
getting a website to really deliver to the best of its
capabilities was more of a black art than a response time
science. The speed-survey exists to provide services to promote
good website engineering.
The first and most important service that the speed-survey
provide is a free ongoing performance measurement and speed test.
The objective of this service is to give webmasters (whether
novice or expert) a tool to analyse their work and their hosting
Currently, over 3 million web page views are measured every month
by this growing service.
Whatever your project needs to do: optimize for Internet
Explorer, tune Apache
configuration and modules, scale a Microsoft IIS cluster,
minimize HTTP connection time, boost Oracle throughput, better Google search engine speeds,
tweak your TCP/IP stack, benchmark a Beowulf cluster, redraw your
tier ISP network connection route map, upgrade your Cisco routers, switching to XHTML as
advised by the W3C, zip
your pictures, try out a new theme or just write faster
HTML/XML/PHP. The Speed-Survey can give you before and after
ongoing surveys, so that you will be able to identify the hot tip
or advanced configuration that did the job and satisifed your
need for speed.
The performance measurement report will give a good understanding
of how long it takes you average user to load and view your
content. Where possible this report will provide a breakdown of
the performance by time of day, geographic location, content
displayed and browser type. An example report is available here.
Keep in mind that each website will vary depending on the content you provide. For example, a site like Orchard will have a different site speed than IMEI.info. Going further, speed tests might vary between different pages on the same website, e.g. this page for a iPhone 5S for sale compared to this page for a iPhone 6 for sale.
How fast is my website?
To find out you just need to follow these steps. There is no fee,
no registration, no contract and no commitment.
- Read and understand the agreement.
- Instrument your website so that we can make accurate
It is not difficult, it should never adversely affect your site,
but it will continuously measure and record the delivery
performance of your website. Just read the instructions.
- Await the monthly results.
Provided we are getting sufficient speed measurements to produce
a report then we will send you an email giving you the