[thelist] tracking speed

Ron ronr at linuxdude.com
Sat Aug 19 15:08:12 CDT 2006

I think most server operators are satisfied to just monitor server load. 
But if you really want to know exactly how long your server is taking to 
render a page then just set a starttime variable at the beginning and 
endtime variable at the end and do the math. With PHP the microtime() 
function is handy. This obviously still doesn't tell you how fast the 
client got the page, but that's a bandwidth issue for which there are 
numerous tools to monitor that.



Peter Van Dijck wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm finding that tracking the ongoing speed of a website is harder
> than I'd have thought. Any good tools out there?
> To be more detailed, I want to know how fast various pages on the site
> are being served, over time. If the site hits a slow spot at 4:00am, I
> want to know about that. You'd think it'd be easy to measure that, but
> I can't seem to find any tools..
> Any tips appreciated!
> P

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