Everyone knows how annoying it can be having to deal with websites that take forever to load. As per some recent researches, almost 75% of the Internet users do not return to sites that take longer than four seconds to load. A Fast loading website is the first step to a successful online presence, but you will be surprised how many scripts and widgets may be slowing your site to a crawl.

10 Free Tools to Check the Website Loading Time

1. iWebTool Speed Test
– Simple tool to test your website’s loading time and compare with other websites. great tool for benchmarking. It allows you to enter up to 10 websites, and the results display the size of the website, the total loading time and the average speed per KB.

iwebtool speed test

2. Pingdom Tools
– Pingdom is a popular uptime performance monitoring service for websites and servers. They also host a free load time test for web pages. The Full Page Test loads a complete HTML page including all objects (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes) and displays the load time of all objects visually with time bars. Also see the statistics like the total number of objects, total load time, and size including all objects.

Pingdom load test

3. Internet Supervision Webserver Monitoring Tool
– InternetSupervision.com monitors the availability, performance, and content of your website, web server and internet services from across the globe. If you ever wanted to know how much time it takes to load your website from different locations in the world, this is the tool for you.

Internet Supervision website tool

4. Webslug Loading Time Test
– Webslug measures load time as the user sees it. The time it takes for a page to load fully from when the request was made. The main benefit of Webslug is that it doesn’t require any download or any program to be installed. Just enter your website’s address and it’s all done in your browser.

webslug loading time comparison

5. OctaGate Site Timer
– Very similar to Pingdom Tools

Octagate site timer

6. Site-Perf.com
– Though this looks similar to Pingdom tool, it goes a step further by letting you decide the test server location and Max threads per host value. Very good and very accurate!

site-perf analysis

7. LinkVendor Website Speed Check

– The website speedtester 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.

linkvendor speed test

8. Website Optimization – Web Page analyzer

– The script calculates the size of individual elements and sums up each type of web page component. Based on these page characteristics the script then offers advice on how to improve page load time. The script incorporates the latest best practices from Website Optimization Secrets, web page size guidelines and trends, and web site optimization techniques into its recommendations.

website optimization tool

9. Uptrends Web Page test tool

– The full page test tool allows you to test the load time and speed of a complete HTML page of your website, including all objects such as images, frames, CSS stylesheets, Flash objects, RSS feeds, and Javascript files. The full HTML page test tool will analyze the page and download all the objects, displaying the corresponding load times, the object sizes, and which objects are missing, including content from third party suppliers such as advertisements. With the full HTML page test tool you will be able to analyze in detail which object slows down your web page, and how to optimize your website. The load time of all objects is visualized with time bars.

Uptrends page load tool

10. WebWait

– WebWait is a website timer. You can benchmark your website or test the speed of your web connection. Timing is accurate because WebWait pulls down the entire website into your browser, so it takes into account Ajax/Javascript processing and image loading which other tools ignore.

webwait  loading time test

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