The demo is so very painfully slow … 3 minuets and still nothing … 5 mins and still nothing … Done
A couple of questions :
Are you planning to add other features or is it going to be more a link checkup tool ?
Does this also check in the <head> tags for broken style sheets / scripts ?
Sorry for that, its hosted on a low bandwidth machine – You can check the demo video included. As per the tests it usually takes 10-15 mins to check a complete site with 1800 links on a decent machine
Regarding the test for JS/CSS tests on head tags – Yes its going to be implemented along with check for broken image links. As a added feature, it would also be considering Page speed
And to add to the point, the reason why the demo seemed to show nothing was because the output is set to Error Only mode – which means, you wont see any thing till any invalid link is found. Try changing the setting to Show All links in the result You will definitely see something for sure
I have set it by default now… So that the other users don’t face the same problem…
I have just run the same site again on a dual, quad core xeon, with 8gb ram and gigabit internet access it took about 5+ minuets for 340 links with 16 dead. But it did not seem heavy on resource usage.
It works on IIS as well if anyone is interested.
You are right the showing up all results makes it more friendly …
It seems to register big sites as down when they are not (eg. w3 validator, google plus, mywot, ...)
Thanks for the purchase !! Yea, it depends more on bandwidth rather than cpu resources – So better bandwidth means better speed.
Also can you point me out the link site link which showed google, wot etc to be wrong ?
I have emailed you the site i checked and what came up bad.
I tested this on a site devscripts.net and it kinda got all messed up, for one it was reporting broken links, when in fact they were fine – and sites that were linked to, then started getting analyzed which I don’t think is right.
I don’t see where it got messed up – Probably if you are talking about all the redirects being showed, thats because the server is redirecting http://devscripts.net to http://www.devscripts.net. The w3 validator was giving an 403 code because there was no referrer (fixed now).
Regarding the tool crawling to other site, Let me check what it is. Thanks for reporting it
Let me know if you see anything else strange. Feedback is most welcomed.
It reports links as invalid, but they look OK to me.
[Invalid Domain/Link] http://jp.akachanwear.com
By the looks it seems like that, but when you try looking it underneath, the server is telling that the page is forbidden (403 Forbidden).
The description itself says that The fact that you are seeing this page indicates that the website you just visited is either experiencing problems, or is undergoing routine maintenance.
Hope that solves the mystery..
Ahh right OK that makes more sense, I forgot I blocked all Indian traffic on that site, so it would appear (to you and your server) that the site is unavailable! Thanks for clearing that up – appreciated
You mentioned Page Speed, do you mean integration with the Google Page Speed API , or something else that would let the tool know that a page loaded to a DOM ready state?
I’m probably going to purchase this since it would be a great starting point for something I’m doing .. I’m just curious what direction you were planning as far as actual performance metrics go.
No, its a stand alone tool and doesn’t use any API . Page speed mentioned here is actually the Total page load time – Though it can be broken down to 2-3 more detailed components as per the requirement like Connect Time, Name Lookup Time, Pretransfer Time (All basically cURL components)
I h’d a plan to cover most of the performance metrics, not in detail though, but just to give the user an idea of which is low & which is high. This tool would basically be covering the following
Your script is promising, however it looks like ther is a problem with sites that redirect from the home page to subdirectores (e.g. language versions). Some (or all) links are referenced from the root and therefor broken, while in reality the links should be referenced from the subdirectory. I can provide you a test url, but I don’t want to post it here.
Thanks – You can PM me. Yeah, its a lil bit unpredicted behavior, I’m working on it – Thanks again for the feedback
Fix updated, give it a try now !!!
NetHawk is right. I have seen it also. There is a problem with sites that redirect from the home page to subdirectores. Please fix it.
Fix is on its way…..
Fix available for download – Do check it.
I’m getting results, but when I click any of the ‘+Details’ links; I’m getting a 403 (Forbidden Access) error page.
Any Idea Why?
Can you PM me the link of +Details ?
The demo is not working.
Demo is up now, my apologies for the delay & trouble.
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