Yesterday I updated this site from wordpress to Pelican static site generation. I made the change partly as a learning process and partly to move away from an unnecessarily heavy CMS hosting app. Was it a surprise to me that the migration made my site fast? No. Was it a surprise how much faster? Oh, yes. Look at that chart! Sub-100ms times. And on a tiny little server hosting several other sites.
PageLoadStats is a tool I wrote to grab performance and stats about web pages and chart the data in a simple and useful way. It also has the ability to send alerts when the page load times moving average gets past a configurable alert level. It’s written in Python using Django. If you have any interest in digging into the source code, grabbing a copy for ideas, or to start a new project, have at it!