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Comparing hosting
06-29-2014, 02:50 PM
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Comparing hosting
Currently i am using hostmonster for our hosting and for the most part site speeds are fine ranging anywhere from 1 to 6 sec load time with an average being around 2 to 3

I wanted to have better page speeds as well as an FTTB so i recently got the dynamo package at webhosting hub as well as crocweb i believe both of these use ssd with the latter offering litespeed and mariadb

I copied my wordpress site and db to each server and use a temporary domain so i can perform the same exact test

During speed tests they average around the same for the most part

The hostmonster server at times is well under 2 sec beating both of the other 2 hosting companies

I have not yet officially switched hosting away from hostmonster until i can confirm the other hostings are in fact better consistently

With crocweb the price is around $3
hostmonser $4
webhostinghub $8
All 3 are on the 36mo plan so i pay in full

I am willing to continue with the $8 plan but its not giving my 1 to 2 sec speeds consistently and im not sure how i can aside from leaving shared hosting which at this time cannot be done
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07-01-2014, 05:02 AM
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RE: Comparing hosting
Do you have links to sample results? Usually the hosting is only going to impact the first-byte time so it's going to depend on where the time is going.
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07-02-2014, 04:17 PM
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RE: Comparing hosting
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140702_FV_786/ webhostingclub

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140702_9F_7B0/ crocweb

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/140702_08_7E9/ hostmonster

surprisingly this time the last test had a fttb of B score 99% of the time its F
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07-06-2014, 06:49 AM
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RE: Comparing hosting
Those aren't apples-to-apples comparisons. The webhostingclub test is https and close to 1 second of the TTFB is verifying the comodo certificate (which is just crazy-long). The server itself actually responded in ~500ms. Unless it's the same application code on all of the sites (and not just a cloned page either, databases and everything) you won't get useful results.
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