Its important not only to know the reputation of the web hosting service, but also how fast their server is. Sometimes the speed of the servers itself does not matter, but the speed of their communication can make a huge difference to the speed of your website, since there are different types of hosting with some companies offering dedicated servers to host business websites, so they are more secure, fast and reliable. So do a quick comparison of server speed and site speed for two popular web hosting services and you should be able to see which one offers a better experience.
Here are some important server speed information that we would recommend you to look for:
First, we need to point out the fact that these bandwidth comparisons may not reflect the actual bandwidth used by the customer. Depending on the website you use, there could be some situations when the customer may use many GB of bandwidth at once, for example, because the server is overloaded during a massive data transfer from an outside source. In this case, the actual actual bandwidth used by the customer should also be compared.
Secondly, the speed of the server should also be compared. This way you will be able to see if you can increase the performance of your website with their service. The chart below gives a good overview of the good and the bad speed of a couple of web hosting services.
Relative Website Speed in Mbps
Firstly, lets define website speed in several categories. We will use the following three domains:
In the next table you can see how the bandwidth performance of these different web hosting providers varies. You will find that in most cases they offer poor performance in all three of the categories.
So it seems that most of the web hosting services are very similar, but we also noticed that we could find some differences. Lets find out more by comparing each web hosting service.
Web Hosting Services Comparison Table
Speed in 5 second intervals
In the previous comparison we found out that in the middle of the internet the speed of a website changes more often than the speed of the server. What this means is that from a normal request, the server has to wait a little bit before it can deliver a response. If we want to take the average performance of a server for a minute, the amount of time the server has to wait is one second, not five. Now we can conclude that the speed of a server does change.
The picture of the speed of a server is the same for every bandwidth test we performed. This means that in most cases the faster the network speed is, the faster the website speed. That means the faster your website will be, the faster your site will load.
The graph below shows the difference between the speed of a network connection and the speed of a server. The higher the figure, the slower the network connection will be.
The second place goes to most of the major servers around the world. The single best option is the datacenter of a major corporation. What this means is that the faster the server is, the quicker your website will load. These companies probably can afford it. You should pay attention to the speed of your server because if your website will be running a lot of visitors from other countries, the server speed might be a problem.