How To Run a Speed Test:
Using the form below, enter your URL and test location and then hit the button.
The tool will then test your site in around 90 seconds and
provide a detailed list of recommendations. Note that the larger your page or the slower it loads the longer the test will take.
It’s usually best to do a few tests to get an average speed as a single test may not be a true reflection of overall site speed.
The tool retains tests for 12 months – there’s a link on the test page to the speed test history for a domain.
We regularly update the tool with new recommendations and advice based on what we’ve learnt through our WordPress Site Speed Optimization Services.
The Metrics You Should Aim For:
To give the test some context, ideally we want our speed timings looking something like this:
- TTFB or Time To First Byte 0.1-0.3 seconds (this is where is should be in the country where the site is hosted, 0.2-0.6 internationally)
- FCP or First Contentful Paint at or under 1.8 seconds
- LCP or Largest Contentful Paint under 2.5 seconds
- Page Size or Page Weight under 1.5mb, ideally but not always possible
Hitting these numbers will get you in the “good” range for Google’s Core Web Vitals scores and have the site loading lightning fast.
Free Core Web Vitals Report
Test your site from:
- Australia – Sydney
- Canada – Toronto
- Germany – Frankfurt
- India – Bangalore
- Japan – Tokyo
- South Africa – Cape Town
- South Korea – Seoul
- UK – London
- US – Los Angeles
- US – Miami
While you’re here, make sure you check out our comprehensive guides and resources, links to some of our most popular guides are below:
- How to reduce your TTFB (time to first byte) or server response time – this is a critical and overlooked component of site speed that won’t necessarily show up in the real world
- How to fix and reduce your LCP or largest contentful paint timing, one of Google’s Core Web Vitals metrics
- How to fix the “avoid enormous network payloads” warning in Google Pagespeed Insights (basically how to reduce your page sizes)
- How to reduce your first contentful paint – not a core web vital metric BUT a key component in making your site feel fast
We built this tool based on our experience optimizing thousands of WordPress websites through our speed optimization service.
The video below walks through the various features of the test tool and how to see your test history. It’s well worth a watch if you haven’t used the tool before.