TestMy.net World Speed Test
Now TMN puts all the power in your hands! TestMercury.net can speed test to virtually any web server online with almost no effort or special access. Try it! Go to one of your favorite sites and find a large image, right/control click to "copy image address" then simply paste the URL here. Within milliseconds a custom Mercury speed test is created, saved for future use and instantly ready to test. A quick Google Image Search will provide you an almost infinite list of servers across the globe. If that sounds like too much work just use any of the servers that other TMN users have submitted.
Stick to the servers that perform best for you and delete the ones that don't. Once you establish a baseline on few good servers you can come back when you feel like your connection isn't running right, re-test and compare. You're able to benchmark to popular resources such as Google, Amazon and Wordpress so providers should take notice of the results this test produces. They represent the true speed you're truly getting to the sites you visit... not the speed to servers hosted within your provider's network (which they'd like you to test from). This test is a realistic representation of maximum web browsing thruput available to nearly any source online.
Small images become large speed tests and a good all around image size with a properly configured web server is only about 200-400 kB. Slower connections should use smaller images, faster connections may find larger images perform best. Experiment. TestMercury.net is also testing the host server, especially at higher client speed. The server, the route and the client (you) must all do their parts to achieve maximum test results. Degraded performance when testing a site here directly equates to degraded performance on the site itself. Server admins, Apache performance tuning helps.
- Happy Testing!