Free trending service

Perhaps this is wishful thinking :slight_smile: but I would like to do the following.

  • Test the load times of 50+ URLs, 4 times a day or more (6k+ hits a month)
  • Ideally different browsers and different locations, but not necessary
  • Trend each URLs overall load times, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days
  • Aggregate load times across URLS
  • FREE, not just a trial :s
  • Willing to download results to Excel for trending if this isn’t to manual of a process.

I have been testing www.neustar.biz but haven’t been happy the performance results, not to mention it isn’t free.

Any suggestions.

Have a look at HAR Storage ( https://code.google.com/p/harstorage/ ) or customise the HTTPArchive.org code

I visited your provided link but the page didn’t exist anymore.

Try now. It’s just an issue with the auto URL linking that included a ) at the end of the URL.

ShowSlow is the other thing you could look at too

@pmeenan is there any solution?

  • Test the load times of 50+ URLs, 4 times a day or more (6k+ hits a month)
  • Ideally different browsers and different locations, but not necessary
  • Trend each URLs overall load times, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days
  • Aggregate load times across URLS

Not that I’m aware of. There are several commercial services but there are real costs to running that much testing and getting it for free is not likely. The public WebPageTest API limit is right around where you’d need (200 URLs loaded per day) but you’re looking for a lot of other functionality as well.

If monitoring the performance is important to you, consider using a commercial service where you actually get guarantees and SLAs.

my requestment:

  • Trend each URLs overall load times, last 24 hours, last 7 days, last 30 days
    is there any tool that can do it?

Yes, just not free:

http://www.catchpoint.com/
https://speedcurve.com/
https://www.keynote.com/

And probably a few others though those are the main players in the space.

Hi Patrick,

Is there a way to obtain more than 200 URL/day saying about 15000+ /day :smiley:

Do I have to use a private instance? (I currently have one private instance to learn about WPT)

It’s been a few years since the list of 3 above was posted, and it’s a bit outdated.

Here’s the most recent list of speed monitoring services - who still are not free since as Patrick said it costs lots of server resources running these tests on a recurring basis:
https://speedcurve.com/
https://www.pingdom.com/product/page-speed
https://gtmetrix.com/pro/
https://calibreapp.com/
https://loadfocus.com/
https://www.machmetrics.com/

I hope you don’t mind that I included ourselves on there - MachMetrics has been around for more than a year and are currently providing automated speed tests to over 400 users, from 5 regions, various devices, multiple times per day - all powered by the wonderful WPT engine :slight_smile: