Website Performance & Security

Slow loading times are enough to scare anyone away, however search engines such as Google also rank fast loading websites higher, therefore it is imperative that you optimise your blog to load quickly.

AlertBot

AlertBot

A provider of website monitoring, web transaction monitoring, and server monitoring. Website monitoring plans start from $12.95 per month.

CloudFlare

CloudFlare

A popular service that protects your blog and speeds up loading times by distributing your content around the world. Acceleration is free however you need to upgrade for advanced security protection and real-time stats. It costs $20 for your first website and $5 for each subsequent website.

Load Impact

Load Impact

A useful tool for checking the performance of your server. It allows you to load your website and simulate a defined number of users online. Different scenarios can be tested and real-time analytics and reporting can be seen afterwards. The cost of the service depends on how many users you want to simulate.

MaxCDN

MaxCDN

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) that speeds up your website by saving copies of your pages and distributing it to a server closer to visitors. The starter package costs $39.95 per year and allows 1TB of storage.

Pingdom

Pingdom

Real-time monitoring that lets you see how your blog speed is performing. They provide email, text, and iPhone alerts, to let you know when your blog is down. Their personal plan allows ten websites to be monitored for $9.95 per month.

Which Loads Faster

Which Loads Faster

A useful service that lets you compare the loading time of two websites.