Good Tools for Testing Speed

John L.

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Hi All,

Just curious if anyone knows of good tools for testing how fast your pages load. Is there a solid benchmark to test against to see how it effects the popularity of your site? Also, what hosting configurations do you recommend for speed enhancements if you are on a VPS server? I considered LiteSpeed and nginx, but not sure about either. Any recommendations on a good setup?

Right now I am using cPanel with Apache 2.2x. Thanks!


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Recently I've been using Google's PageSpeed tools.

Firebug is also pretty useful to see which elements are slow loading.