Webhosting Speed

Started by brandmedia, Jan 01, 2023, 02:45 AM

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brandmediaTopic starter

The question at hand is simple, despite the complicated story behind it. Seven to eight sites with low traffic have been hung on HC for years, but recently transferred. A friend suggested that the hosting is poor and needs to be changed, and recommended fastvps as an alternative. However, upon researching fastvps, there is not much information available about them. The site owner of one of the transferred sites claims that speed is determined by the connection channel of the data center and the load of servers.

Despite fastvps having a bandwidth of 30 megabits, sites hosted by them are still slower. Tests were done through pingdom and visually, it seems that navigating through these sites feels slow. The question now is what ultimately affects the response and performance of a site - page optimization, hosting, number of neighbors on the server, or all of these factors combined? It's unclear whether changing hosts will make a difference, especially since fastvps has a confusing traffic limit of 1 TB.
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chadha

When everything is taken into account, it may be worth considering changing the host if it's not performing well. Similar to changing an awl when it's bent, page optimization is also an important factor to consider.

Unfortunately, there are no clear criteria for selecting a host. A provider may have great indicators and positive reviews one day but then start overselling and negatively impacting your site. It's impossible to predict what will happen in the future, so it's important to continuously monitor the performance of the host and make changes if necessary to ensure your site is running at its best.
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Attie

To use network-tools.com, simply specify the IP address or host name to determine server response time through ping and trace the route to the target computer. The service can also check the registration record for a domain name and verify the existence of an email address.

If online services indicate problems with page loading, it's important to first evaluate the type of site. Loading time of the main page may not be critical for a large portal with mainly search traffic since most queries lead directly to landing pages. However, a single-page site must have a fast loading speed for optimal performance.

Optimizing page speed can be achieved by evaluating external scripts, using browser cache, merging external style files, minimizing DNS queries, removing requests from static pages, using page caching, and minimizing page redirects. It's also important to ensure that your hosting provider is suitable for the site's bandwidth requirements. Online services can help diagnose what the issue is - whether it's with the site itself or the host. Changing the hosting provider may be necessary in the latter case.
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