On June 30th, 2021, our speed monitoring service will be retired. Speed tests will stop running, and all accounts will be closed.
This was a difficult decision to make, but it’s in the best interest of our users. MachMetrics started out as a passion project, and while I worked hard to deliver robust and reliable speed monitoring, the industry is changing too fast for me to keep up. And you deserve better.
All premium users will have their payment subscriptions cancelled immediately (no future charges), but you will be able to continue to use the service until it’s sunset. If you would like an export of any data, I’ll be happy to help.
Alternative Speed Monitoring Services
It’s my hope that you continue to monitor your site speed, as it’s still more important than ever (especially this Summer when Google starts ranking sites based on their Core Web Vitals).
Here are a few alternatives I stand behind:
- WebPageTest.org – great for single tests (but no automation). Run by Pat Meenan and Tim Kadlec (speed gurus). Catchpoint recently acquired WPT and Tim informed me last week that they’re in the process of building out a speed monitoring service powered by WPT (exciting!)
- SpeedCurve – powerful speed monitoring with very pretty charts. Every metric imaginable. Powered by a fork of WebPageTest that has been maintained by speed expert Steve Souders (author of High Performance Websites). Plans start at $15/month (synthetic testing only)
- DebugBear – Lighthouse-powered speed monitoring with super simple setup. Created by a friend of mine who is way smarter than me. Plans start at $79/month.
Future of MachMetrics.com
The WordPress speed optimization service Speedy.Site will be maintaining and continuing to provide additional speed-relevant content on our blog. Specifically, the annual web speed survey will be continued along with tutorials and tool reviews. If you have any need for support to get your WordPress sites faster feel free to reach out to Speedy.Site at Contact@Speedy.Site
Thank you for trusting me with your web perf metrics since 2016. I will miss you, but you will become faster without me. And that makes the internet, and me, happy.