A free utility to measure web site load times?
October 16, 2006 1:20 PM Subscribe
I need a tool (web- or Mac-based) that will help me measure how long a web page will take to load.
I'm familiar with tools that measure page weight based on the HTML in a document, but I need something that will measure load times including dynamic factors. Does such a beast exist?
posted by jdroth to computers & internet (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a Wordpress-based site. Wordpress creates each page dynamically from various "modules" (such as a header, a footer, a sidebar, etc.) These modules also include connections to external content, such as ads, traffic meters, etc. Every little piece adds to the load time. My goal is to reduce the load time, and to that end, I want to measure the most egregious time sinks. (If my traffic meter adds two seconds to the load time, it's probably not worth it, for example.)