We’ve been working at speeding up page loading and general performance of our Azure hosted WordPress websites.  Of course, because these are Azure hosted IIS websites, we can’t make changes to the underlying IIS structures, but it is good to know of any vulnerabilities. (An EXCELLENT Security Protocol software that we use on all of our Azure IaaS web servers/browsers is IIS Crypto)

These are some of the free online versions of the tools that we use for measuring performance changes.


  • For example – this is the Page Loading Speed ‘BEFORE’ any changes:

  • AFTER a Caching Plug-in was added – initial resulting Page Loading Speed:

  • GTmetrix also allows for Re-tests and Comparisons between multiple websites:

WebPage Test: