Test the page performance of a single or more websites to compare them. You receive the average load time of each website. You can also get a summary about the used script and / or iframe tags used in each page.

This library uses Phantomjs, which is a headless, webkit based browser.


Pageperformance v. 0.3.0

  This program is intended to test the performance of a website. It uses phantomjs which is a headless,
  webkit based cli browser. 

usage: run_page_performance [options]

  -u, --urls 'URLS'                the URLS to test
  -f, --file FILE                  the URLS to test from a file
  -w, --wait TIME                  the time to wait between the requests after the block of URLs
  -r, --repeate INTEGER            amount of repetition
  -o, --output STRING              write results to this output file
  -g, --gps-api-key STRING         include Google PageSpeed results with this api key
  -s, --script                     count the <script> tags
  -i, --iframe                     count the <iframe> tags
  -I, --ignore-ssl-errors          advice Phantomjs to ignore SSL errors
  -q, --quiet                      no output durng program execution
  -h, --help                       show this message
  -v, --version                    show version

Example for running the tests:

$ ./run_page_performance -o out -u ',' -s -i -r 3
round 1: 522 ms 3487 ms
round 2: 3244 ms 2830 ms
round 3: 475 ms 3857 ms

It's also possible (and mostly more convenient) to put the URLs in a file. One URL per line. Then call the script like this:

$ ./run_page_performance -o out -f file_with_urls -s -i -r 3

You can use the '#' character at the beginning of a line for comments.

Example output (file)

PagePerformance test results

Test started at: 2012-03-04 23:54:39 +0100

Results for performance tests for the following URLs:


-------- 522 ms 3487 ms 3244 ms 2830 ms 475 ms 3857 ms

Average load time time:
--------------------- 1413 ms 3391 ms

Amount of Tags found per URL:
   script: 9
   iframe: 0
   script: 9
   iframe: 0

Test ended at: 2012-03-04 23:54:59 +0100

GoogleSpeedTest per URL:
   score: 75
   score: 99

Google PageSpeed Integration

Google PageSpeed service is integrated now. You can use the oprionb -g or --gps-api-key and provide your Google API key. This service allows 2500 queries/per day. This should be enough for smaller testing purposes. One request for each URL will be fired once at the end of the program. Actually it is only available, when you use a result file (-o). For now, there is just the score result shown in the output file (see above). This feature is in early stage and will be enhanced soon.

Known Bugs


Next Steps

_ fix bugs _ enhance _ write tests !!!

License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2012 Andreas Wenk

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