February 25th, 2012
Hostspeed is a component measuring performance of a host.
Test results are gathered by enabling debug mode, opening the front page of your Joomla! site and noting the load times, memory usage and number of queries executed. Debug mode is only enabled for the purpose of this test, so site visitors will never see this information.
After performing few tests, you can see the results in the form of table or chart: last 10 results, average load time and memory usage or number of queries in last 7 or 30 days. (Charts are generated using Google Chart API, so they will NOT work if you test this component on localhost without Internet connection).
If a number of Joomla! users will install it in different hosting providers and use it from time to time then we will have a set of results allowing us to objectively compare hosts.
The component has been tested on 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5, but if you find any issues please report them on Github or via contact form on our website.