Test the proxy server speed
Test of proxy speed is the main tool for servers diagnosing and determining the quality of a communication channel. Due to state tightening of content control and filtering, the struggle of search engines with automated parsing, restrictions on access to social networks, messengers and resources blocking, the popularity of proxies has increased significantly. Entire networks of private and public proxies have appeared, but the choice task has become more complicated and there has arisen the question of checking the IP validity before its use.
How to check proxy speed and why?
There are many parameters and characteristics of proxy servers:
- type of Internet protocol (HTTP, HTTPS, SOCKS, etc.),
- protocol version (ipv4, ipv6),
- channel volume and noise immunity,
- privacy, anonymity, purpose.
To select the most suitable IP for a specific task, it is advisable to conduct a test.
Thus, the proxy speed and site access are tested, the results of which cannot be predicted blindly. For example, a proxy server can significantly speed up the connection between the source and the recipient of the signal, leave the ping practically unchanged, or slow down the operation. Moreover, the connection speed depends not only on the technical parameters of the proxy server itself, but also on the signal route trace (sometimes the connection takes place directly, through a minimum number of intermediate routers, and sometimes through a long chain “around the circuit").
How to test the connection speed through proxy?
Enter the domain or IP address of the tested site and IP proxy (if it is private, then with authorization data), specify the protocol type and select a timeout. The proxy speed checker will show the download speed, overall average speed, site availability and its Title.
Please note that if several sites are located on one IP, then any of them will be tested (in this case, a specific site is best tested by domain).
If the ping is lower than expected or does not suit you at all, it is recommended to test the server load, its availability or change the proxy (it may be worth taking an IP with a different geolocation).