Speed tests on servers overseas or in Australia:
We have found that opening a website from Newcastle NSW on a server in Brisbane and from Newcastle on a server in Sydney are both the same speed. But that from Newcastle on a website hosted in Florida USA the difference was 0.25 seconds slower.
This can be measured in the windows command box by typing “ping [domain name]” for each destination website.
Speed test of a website:
The speed of a website loading can be measured at http://tools.pingdom.com. When comparing two websites, enter each one straight after the other and in the settings choose e.g. “Pacific Australia Sydney” for each.
Speed test of your internet access:
When comparing two websites, each will contain a different number of Kilobytes, so divide the time in milliseconds by the number of Megabytes to get the comparable speed per Megabyte.
Speed test results can vary per day and per time of day. Internet traffic is a factor.
https://whatismyipaddress.com/speed-test will show Download and Upload speeds in Mbps (Megabits per second)