there is a good site where you can check actual speed of your site: sitespeedlab.com. Site Speed Laboratory offers analysis of DNS Lookup speed & latency tests (ping) & Page Load speed for every website from various locations around the world. I did some test for my sites and I see that I have the wrong idea about how fast they are.. I will need to make them faster..
Sometimes we need to encrypt our url. For that the best is to use urlencryption.com example: