Checking your website speed abroad

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 8:02 pm

I thought no matter how fast my website is in my country it will be the same elsewhere. Only I was completely wrong. I tested the speed for my WordPress website using a 3rd party tool and it clocked the loading time in at 3.1 seconds. I was fairly happy with this as it said my site was faster than 71% of websites in the UK. I then ran the same speed test but changed the location to Australia. The results were terrible. It clocked in at 11.6 seconds. How can that be, the only different aspect is the location? I thought to myself, is Australia way behind on Wi-Fi or something? The problem is, a website will always load quicker when it’s hosted your own country, if it was hosted in Australia it would be quick there and slow here. I’ve managed to optimise it and speed it up significantly, but it hasn’t made much of a difference down under. Lucky I don’t have many customers from there!

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