I came across this server speed checker tool when I am monitoring a query from my tweetdeck. I feel this is a unique web tool and would like to share with the community here.
I did some quick research about it. Here is what I get from Wikipedia.
“ Bitcatcha features a free webmaster tool where users can speed check their web hosting server. The tool checks the server speed i.e. server response time by measuring how quickly the website server responds to a request. A rating will be given to illustrate where the website server stands against all those results.”
Why Fast Website is Important?
Google love a fast website. Google actively seek out quick websites and rank them high on their search pages. Google want to give their users answers. Fast.
So does your users, a fast website will results in better user experience. A shocking result calculated by Amazon that a page load slowdown of just one second could cost it $1.6b in sales each year.
Speed does matters! We addicted to speed. We can’t get enough of it!
What’s the Unique Features?
Here are the features I’ve summarized after using it for a period of time:
Everyone loves freebie. So do I. This web tool is free to use. I even use it against my competitors.
Server response times :
It provides website response times from 8 different locations. Namely, New York, LA, London, Brazil, India, Singapore, Japan and Australia.
IP locations :
It able to resolve the DNS and find the real IP address. That tells you exactly where your server is.
The results will show you how your response times measures up against 10 million other websites.
The website will provide solutions on how to speed up your web server. It blogs about website development, design, user experience, etc
How Does it Looks Like?
Without second thought, I’ve tested it using Kingged.com and the results as below:
Check out the results here. I’ve tweeted it!
Here’s the response times from 8 different locations
- US (W) — 2ms
- US (E) — 2ms
- London — 37ms
- Singapore — 13ms
- Sao Paulo — 120ms
- Pune — 150ms
- Sydney — 5008ms
- Japan — 90ms
The performance is A+ ! Let’s check out what’s the results means in details.
I guess it’s time for everyone to speed up your website. Share with me if you have any tips to make a fast website!