Update 2022: This website no longer exists. We recommend you to try some other websites instead or one of these Pingdom alternatives.
Loads.in is a free web application to test website performance from multiple locations over the world. You can provide any web page, and then choose from over 50 locations from which you check the website performance. Loads.in will then report you how much it does it takes for the website to open from that location.
Loads.in loads the website in actual browsers to test its performance. It even captures screenshots of the website, so that you can see if the website is rendering properly on all the locations. Apart from choosing location, Loads.in also lets you choose browser on which you want to test the website. You can choose from IE, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
Loads.in also provides you a waterfall chart that shows you exactly how much time each element on the page is taking. For example, if you see that your website is running especially slow in Germany, you can find out which elements are causing that slowness. You can then work on tuning those elements. The waterfall chart is very similar to the one provided by Pingdom Tools, but the advantage with Loads.in is that you can generate this for over 50 locations around the globe.
The best part about Loads.In is that you do not need to download or install anything, and do not even need to register to use this service. Just go to Loads.In, and provide the URL for which you want to test performance. We reviewed a similar service earlier to check website performance from multiple locations, and we think Loads.In nicely compliments that service.
Some of the locations from which you can test website performance with Loads.In:
- Chicago, USA
- New York, USA
- San Francisco, USA
- Guadalajara, Mexico
- Vancouver, Canada
- South Africa
As you can see, it’s a pretty impressive list of locations from which Loads.In can test performance of your website.
Only shortcoming I found with Loads.In is that it checks website performance for just one location at a time. It would have been awesome if it tested for all the locations and browser profiles together; like Browsershots does (of course, that does not reports performance).