tools.pingdom.com lets me see the pageload speed of my site from various countries. I'd like to be able to compare servers before buying.
e.g. I tried Vultr in Singapore - very slow loading into Australia. Moved to Linode in Freemont - 2x the speed for the same site.
Took 2 days of setup and testing and trial accounts to work that out - perhaps there is an even faster server? I can't try them all.
Just put a 1mb web page on each server. Publish the url. Now I can compare at GTMetrix or Pingdom to choose the best server for my needs.
Shaun Allen commented
I had to do the same thing - Had to bench test each server type to try and work out what specs, locations and server type (DO, Linode etc..) was best..
Its pain to spend your first week just testing everything, so i would agree a demo account/server would be helpful to try before you buy.