Everybody wants to improve their web presence and should do this because now a day’s everything is online. You can get whatever you need to have with you just check out over the internet services and get what you want. Well, this is not our topic on discussing about the needs of the internet services.
We will discuss about Improving Site’s Health?
The internet world is filled with the websites and there are too many websites around the web and all are presenting and trying to keep them up. Well, to improve anything in any field one must know where you are lacking so coming back on the topic we shall test our site and try to find out where it is troubling visitors.
Earlier we had discussed about “Testing the SEO and size of your Webpage” and along with that we are also required to test our server settings and server load limits. If your server is getting over loaded than there are chances that Hosting Service Provider will going to stop your account for a while to relax the server load and let other sites to work in case of Shared Hosting Services.
How & what to test about your Site and Server?
Now, testing your website’s current status and server response to maintain your sites health and page load time we can use free or paid services provided by Pingdom.com
The Pingdom.com free services provide you with Full Page Test, DNS Health check up & Ping or Trace route. You can also signup for free with Pingdom.com and can get free email (limited/month) whenever your site or server is up or down i.e. Website Failure or Server not responding.
How to take a Full Page Test and Why?
Nobody Likes a Slow Website, therefore you can use Full Page Test tool which will help you to analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on.
Results: it will show you the requests made and response time as well as Page load time and Page Size. Moreover over you’ll get full details i.e. size of every single file loaded includes external sources.
Note: This test can be done for individual pages also and will result out with complete information of that page and each file(s) executed along with the external sources.
How to Check DNS and what are the results?
The DNS Check in Pingdom Tools will check your DNS health and help you find errors, and verify that you domain name has been set up correctly.
Just Enter the Domain Name you want to test and the DNS check will automatically find out which DNS servers are used by the domain name you specify. Then DNS Health Check Test will perform a number of tests on them to make sure that the domain name is properly set up and that those DNS servers are responding in a consistent and correct manner.
Note: you have to keep patience as this test may take some time to give results but, all patience will result with peace in the End.
What to test with Ping or Trace Route?
Pingdom Tools – Ping test and Traceroute are distributed versions of the popular network tools, available directly from your browser. With these tools you’ll get an outside view of your network response time and network topology, which allows you to track down possible errors more easily.
- Both Ping and Trace route work by sending out ping packets and waiting for replies.
- When a router replies, a green or yellow bar is displayed with the response time.
- Replies faster than 50 milliseconds are displayed with a green bar.
- Replies slower than 50 milliseconds are displayed with a yellow bar.
If getting a reply takes more than one second, the row will be marked in red, needs urgent improvement.
Note: If you want to automate our Ping Test, there’s also a subscription service which you can sign up to. This allows you to run the Ping Test on your server or website as often as every minute.