What's Digicure Performance Index (DPI)?

The Digicure Performance Index is an objective benchmark table of how websites performs compared to their competitors in the industry. The benchmark reflects the relative performance differences between the selected websites – measured using a 'real' browser like a 'real' visitor.

The data is collected by automated web-agents, which is crawling thousands of websites every day. All data is available on this website for free.
If you got any questions regarding the data on we’ve collected, we can be contacted at support@digicure.dk.

We're generating looots of data for you. Be patient! ;-)

Technical details about Digicure Performance Index (DPI)

The Digicure Performance Index tells how 'real' visitors experience the websites, when it comes to how fast the website loads in a browser. Digicure Performance Index also tells whether or not, the website is available for the visitor.

Digicure Performance Index monitors each industry once a year, within a period of 2 weeks, where the websites are visited every 15th minute. The monitoring is done using Digicure's web performance monitoring service, instant@larm – Read more here.

The service uses a 'real' Firefox-browser on a Windows 7 machine, which is placed in Denmark/Copenhagen with a 100mbit/s bandwidth line connected.

Metric Description

Time-to-First-Byte (seconds)
Time-to-First-Byte is the time it takes before the browser receives the very first byte of data from the server. The time includes the time it takes to execute the desired DNS look-up and the back-end processing time. The back-end processing time, is the time it takes the server to build the page for the user, which can include database queries and use of external web services.

Time-to-Render (seconds)
Time-to-Render is the time it takes before the browser starts to render the website. In other words, the time it takes to generate something visible in the browser. Before Time-to-Render, the user only sees a blank screen. What the browser renders at first, might not be content, but can also just be a background image or the like.

Load time (seconds)
Load time is the amount of time it takes to load the content on your website. More precisely, the load time is the time it takes from when the user started navigating to your website, until the Document Complete event has been executed. This point is reached when the DOM elements on the HTML-document has been loaded.

Fully loaded time (seconds)
The Fully loaded time is the amount of time it takes to fully load your websites content. The Fully loaded time is measured as the time from the start of the initial navigation, until there was 2 seconds of no network activity after Document Complete. This will usually include any activity that is triggered by JavaScript after the main page loads.

Total requests (number of requests)
This metric indicates the amount of requests the browser needs to send to hosts, in order to load the website. A browser can only perform up to six requests at a time, which means that each additional request can severely affect your website’s performance. A request happens when the browser needs to receive file or information from a webserver, hosting the given website or file. The files could be things like a JavaScript, CSS or a HTML document.

Total size (kilobytes, KB)
This is the total size of your website. This means that when loading your website, the amount of data the user needs to download in order to view your website, is larger in size (kilobytes, KB) than your specified amount. This increases the amount of time it takes before the user can use your website.

Availability (Percent, %)
The availability indicates the uptime of your website.

90 % uptime = 876 hours downtime each year
95 % uptime = 438 hours downtime each yea
99 % uptime = 87 hours downtime each year
99.9 % uptime = 8 hours downtime each year
99.99 % uptime = 52 minutes downtime each year