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  • How fast your website is in China?

    Website Should be Fast!

    Having a slow site hurts the conversion rate and could potentially cost you $2.5 million in a year if your e-commerce website is making $100,000 per day.

    There are plenty of online tools to test your website load time from the USA, UK, India but very few have options to check your page load time from China.

    If you are running a business in China or expecting visitors and if your website hosted out of China then most probably your may load time would be miserable.

    Let’s see the following tools to find how your site performs.

    Web Page Test 

    webpagetest is one of the most used tools to test your load time. It has the option to check the load time from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ningxia using IE, Chrome, Safari, Brave & Firefox.

    This provides the first view and repeats view in a waterfall, so you have a complete understanding of your resources load time. 

    Site 24X7

    Site 24X7 has many useful tools; however, to check load time from China, you can use Analyze Full Web Page which has the option to test from Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, and more.

    This has very detailed information like DNS resolve time, Connecting time, First Byte time, a number of requests, resources summary, domain summary.

    DotCom-Monitor

    DotCom Monitor‘s ‘Great Firewall of China’ test lets you test if your website is blocked in China.

    Just enter your website URL and the cities in China from where you wish to perform your test.

    china firewall test

    You also have the option to choose between various browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Android, and iOS and multiple screen resolutions. On clicking the ‘Run Test’ button, you get the below report.

    From this report, you can check how your website appears to visitors, whether there are any errors, the average load time for the first visit, the load time for repeat visits, and how your website performs in each city.

    If you want your website to be visible to visitors from China, this tool is a must-have.

    WebSite Pulse

    Check if your website is accessible behind the greater wall of China with Website Pulse. You can choose to perform the test from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

    Result page contains the following essential metrics.

    • Overall response time
    • DNS resolution time
    • Time is taken to load the first byte
    • Last Byte
    • Page size
    • HTTP Header information

    Chinafy

    A great tool to have an overview of page load time from multiple locations including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou. Chinafy test result shows page load time, TTFB, First Paint, Interactive, Page Size and number of resources.

    GTmetrix

    If you register for a FREE account, then you get an option to perform a speed test from Hong Kong. It is visible when you click on the Analysis Option.

    I hope the above tools give you a guideline on how your website loads in China. If you find it’s slower than expected, then you may consider hosting your site in China or use a CDN service that got POP (point of presence) out there.