Sunday, December 6, 2015

PingWeb 0.1 - Checking the time to load web pages


I keep getting asked by the system support team, for a tool that checks on the time to load a webpage. The problem is that you cannot use a traditional ping tool, as it is based on ICMP instead of TCP, and will only indicate the spread at which data is transferred. However in the case of a website, the webpage can be delayed by the database processing time, the Web servers processing of the request.


To help solve that issue, I've created a simple tool called pingweb, which will connect to a webpage, and test the time it takes to retrieve that webpage, and the images on it.

The code is very simple, and will be put through several iterations over the next few months.

I will be posting a link to my GitHub page tomorrow.

UPDATE: The github address for the executable is https://github.com/norvalwest/PingWeb/releases.

Regards,
Norval