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I've recently set up a VPS with a view to transferring all of my current websites from my current shared hosting platform to this VPS. But I want to make sure that this VPS would be an improvement to page load speed for the websites compared to the shared platform I'm on at the moment.

I was wondering if there was a way to test the speed of both servers and compare them?

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You can test load times in the browser with YSlow from Yahoo. It also offers functionality to suggest ways you can improve page performance. Its more about the web/front end stuff (HTML, Javascript, CSS) than serverside, but it will certainly help you compare load times.

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