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By Talia - on Tue Jun 28 2011 - share this article facebooktwitteremail+1


A quick update on a nifty site where you can test how fast your website loads in a real browser, from over 50 locations worldwide.

This is a cool little site that allows you to see how fast your (or any) website loads in a real browser, from over 50 areas worldwide. It works out the speed by retrieving it from a browser at a random location- after that you can choose a specific location and browser type. Pretty cool if your website has a worldwide audience or if you're hosted in a different area to your visitors.

It also provides snapshots of your website during different times during its loading, which can be downloaded into a waterfall graph. Very cool!

You can have a go here.

Here's how bka shaped up:

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Yup, bka loaded in the quick time of 0.9 seconds in Auckland with Firefox 3.6. On the other side of the globe in New York, bka's website loaded in 5.5 seconds with Internet Explorer 8.

Why the different loading times? There's a few factors, one of the most significant being the hosting area. It helps to host close to your location, or the location of your target audience. For your users, this means less distance to travel and less servers to go through. Thus bka's website clocked in at a pretty quick time in New York, considering our local hosting.
Loading times also depend on internet speeds in that location, a factor that will only improve with time.

New techniques to improve loading speeds are being discovered all the time. If you're concerned about how slow your site is loading, talk to us and we can help you work out ways to load faster.

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