10 Best Tools to Test Website Load Speed Worldwide

One of the main challenges for blogger, small business, a non-profit organization, a personal website has is “Page Load Time.”

Studies show that user leaves a site if it hasn’t loaded in 3 seconds. Nobody likes a Slow Website.

Speeding up Website is important. “The web should be fast” (Google says). Google has incorporated site speed in search rankings.

How fast your website load on a desktop browser and mobile browser?

Let’s try the following tools to test the time taken to load the web page globally excluding China.

They all give you actionable information along with the following to optimize your website for fast loading.

  • Time is taken to load the page
  • Page size
  • Number of requests made to load the page
  • YSlow score
  • PageSpeed Score
  • Waterfall chart


Gtmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! Yslow to grade your site’s performance and provides request details in waterfall chart so you can see what request needs tweaking.

By default, it runs a test from Canada however if you do a free registration, you will be able to run a scan from Dallas, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Sao Paulo.


Pingdom let you choose a test from the following location.

  • Melbourne
  • New York
  • San Jose
  • Sweden
  • Texas

You get an excellent summary of the test results including performance grade, insights, response codes, content size by type/domain/type.

Pingdom also let you drill down the each request so you can examine HTTP response & request headers. You may refer the detailed guide about Pingdom testing tool.

Web page test

Web page test is one of the most popular websites performance tool to let you run the test from multiple locations worldwide.

Each location got one or multiple browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, etc. cover the broad range of testing.

Web page test breaks down the page load time so you can focus on the weak point.

  • Time is taken to load on the first view
  • Time is taken to load on repeat view
  • Content breakdown by request/type
  • Document complete time
  • Fully loaded time
  • First-byte time
  • Waterfall view
  • Connection view
  • Request details and headers
  • CDN details

Site Relic

Site Relic let you test your website from desktop and mobile. You can choose to test from one of the locations or all.

You get all the essential metrics on result page including the following.

  • TTFB
  • Fully load time
  • Resolving IP address
  • Waterfall requests
  • Page size

Website Pulse

WebSite Pulse let you run a test from New York, Munich, and Melbourne.

It gives you quick information on total time taken to load and following with each request.

  • Request status
  • Connect time
  • First byte time
  • Last byte time
  • Request size

SEO Site Checkup

SEO Site Checkup provides you with the overall score based on page load time.

You have an option to send the test result through email or download a PDF.

SUCURI Load Time Tester

Load time tester by SUCURI check your website from more than 15 locations and give you time taken from each location, average response and performance grade.

SUCURI has other Security Scan test tool which you may like it too.

Site 24×7

Analyze full webpage including DNS time, Connection time, First-byte time, Start to render, Document complete and total page loading time with Site24X7.

With Site 24×7, you can choose to test from more than 60 locations globally.


Check website speed results from up to 22 locations with Dotcom-monitor.

You can choose a test from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Android & Blackberry.


Monitis test your website elements from the United States, Europe & Asia Pacific region simultaneously.


I hope above FREE tools give you an idea how much time does it take to load your webpage worldwide.

If it’s getting loaded in less than 3 seconds then well done!

If not then you may want to work on improvement points. One of the quickest ways to improve the site performance is by using the high-performance CDN like Cloudflare, MaxCDN or SUCURI.

19 thoughts on “10 Best Tools to Test Website Load Speed Worldwide”

  1. Hi Chandan
    Nowadays, Pingdom US server location is not working. Sweden and Australia is working.

    Also Sucurri don’t test a web page, it tests speed of main domain only.

  2. Nice list, bookmarked. I was trying to use pingdom for our HTTP/2 site and it wasn’t supported which is where I learnt about https://www.syntraffic.com/tools and it worked great. In one of the forums a support personnel claimed that syntraffic had true mobile emulation, something I haven’t verified. Perhaps you can review them and share your notes.

  3. The load speed is something which is location related. It would be good to add description of what service does exactly – e.g. I was looking for a service that tests from within China – almost all have no options to choose ISP or do not have China in offered locations.

      1. Not sure whether this is a right forum to ask. Does google still support installation of Page speed modules on shared hosting? If yes, (yay!), then is there any instruction manual for novice users like me to learn from? Once again thank you for your blog.

  4. Hi,
    The website loading is very much important now days. In fact, it is good for reducing your website’s bounce rate as well. For a webmaster it is very important to test their website time to time for the consequences.
    This post is a good collection of the information for the webmasters. Thanks for sharing a quality stuff.


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  6. Thanks for bringing Web Page Test to my attention, very helpful website. I personally use gtmetrix.com and giftofspeed.com, which are also pretty good.

  7. There’s a lot of really good resources for website load speed testing – thanks! We also posted a few on our blog – feel free to drop by: “link detected”

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