Looking for a professional but fun broadband speed test? We have just what you need, and best of all, it’s free! Own a website and want to place this broadband test on it? No problem, easy to do and it’s free as well!
This broadband speed test is made with Flash and will help you test your bandwidth and find your true connection speed. Current version is v14.2 Updated 2/5/2014 and expires Feb 4th 2015.
* If the start button doesn’t show or you receive a maintenance mode message, you need to download the latest version of the Broadband Speed Test.
Have you taken our Internet Speed Test? If not, you should!
NOTE: Try my Facebook Speedtest Application to verify your results! If you have any questions, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page.
Do you own a website? If so, did you know you can offer this broadband speed test to your visitors? It is easy to install and you can have it up and running in a matter of minutes! You will need PHP or ASP (most web hosting companies use this).
You’ll find similar broadband tests available on the internet, but you have to pay a yearly or monthly licensing fee; not so with ours! Yup, you can offer your visitors a great utility without paying a cent.
Many of our visitors have requested that logging be added to our broadband speed test, so that is exactly what we have done. If you choose to run this free utility with logging, then you will have detailed stats you can use as you see fit!
We went the extra mile and made the logging so that it occurs outside of the flash environment and happens inside a php or asp file. The broadband speed test comes with a default php file which you can use, but the beauty of it is that you can modify this file to record stats however you like (text, sql, access, etc).
Broadband Testing Popularity!
You’ll find that your broadband speed test will be well received and become very popular! So popular in fact, that some visitors will keep taking the test over, and over and over… Why? – let me explain.
It happens like this – a visitor finds your free broadband speed test and tells everyone inside their organization. That organization is massive and although they all have individual IP addresses internally, they have only one (or a few) external addresses.
Because the organization uses only one external IP address, the logs show that one visitor (IP) took the broadband speed test 200 times! This is were the cool part of logging comes in – the log file can record the users IP address and a limit could be set based upon the number of times the broadband test was taken.
A message could appear that would say something like:
We see that you have taken the broadband speed test 10 times today and have reached the daily limit. If you didn’t take the test yet, then others from your organization may have and there is no need to retest. Here is the average result from your organization (or IP address).
Regardless of how you install the test, you have a ton of possibilities on how you want to record and / or limit the broadband speed test.
So Jim, what is the catch? How can I get this installed on my site?
All I require is that you not use this test on inappropriate sites and let others know where you found the test, either by providing a link to our speed test, our security services or one of our other free tools on a page indexable by search engines.
This broadband testing tool was created to help promote my site, help me do that and you’re welcome to use of the test on your personal website (if you didn’t like it, you wouldn’t use it right?)
* This speed test is for personal websites. If you’re a business, for example an ISP or other company other than a personal website owner or an individual looking to use this on a social media site like facebook, you need to contact me for more details and receive authorization before using the test; authorization is good for a year at which time you’ll need to contact me again for continued use (the test has an expiration date (1/2013), so visit our Security Information page to be notified before it expires or watch this page for the new version).
This broadband speed test is ready to start making you money, all you need to do is replace your ad code with the default ad code found inside the index.html file.
Here are some cool icons you may be interested in using to give me credit or to tell others about my free speed test.
SPEED TEST INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This speed comes packed with all the files needed to get your app running in less than a minute! If you are running ASP rather than PHP, you’ll have delete two file, then rename two before it will run.
This speed test can be re-sized to work with most ads and works great with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or any other content management system you may have!
Either click on the link above or copy and paste the address into your browser, then download and unzip the contents to a directory of your choosing on your web server (example: /broadband-test). NOTE: You’ll need a password to unlock the zip file, that password is: http://www.auditmypc.com
After installing this on your website, simply visit:
[your website address]/speedtest/index.html
Note: if you want speeds test results (speeds, time, ip address of visitor, etc) to be recorded, then make sure to allow speeds.log to be written to. If you don’t care about logging, then do nothing – the broadband speed test is configured to work regardless.
That’s all there is to it! Your broadband speed test should be up and running!
Note for users of WordPress: You can use a flash player plugin for WordPress like Kimili Flash Embed and reduce it all to one line.
Credit for the Broadband Test
Please make sure to give me credit as requested above – if you don’t, then simply don’t use the test. These tests have a time out period (about one year) which helps me keep applications up to date; If you are on our mailing list (see our Security Information / Updates page), you’ll be notified of new versions and avoid having the test stop working.
Broadband Speedtest Support and Help!
Need help or having a hard time installing your new speedtest? If so, leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help. Note, I do all this for free and my time is limited, so you’ll have to be understanding :)
TIP: You can change the appearance of the test to fit your needs, so feel free to modify the width and height as needed.
I’m considering releasing the source code to this new broadband test and would love to hear your thoughts. In the past, I’ve tried releasing source in the hopes that developers would send back any changes and help to continually improve the application only to have tons of downloads and not one improvement returned.