Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1

    How to tell how fast a web host will actually be?

    Hi everyone,

    So a simple question. Most webhosts will give you the details of how much monthly bandwidth you get. But is there any way to find out how FAST that bandwidth is given to you? Or in other words, is there any way to determine if one host will deliver faster page load times than another?
    Improve Your Social Skills
    50+ social skills lessons covering topics like how to make conversation, how to understand body language, and how to make friends!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    12,614
    You need to ask for a test speed. That will tell you.
    .
    JoneSolutions.Com is on the net providing services and support 24/7 since 2001.
    .

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana USA
    Posts
    15,200
    Bandwidth is not "fast" or "slow", but is merely a measurement of how "wide" the "pipe" is between the server and the switch/network/internet. A 10 GBPS connection is not inherently "faster" than a 10 MBPS connection in that the bits will travel the same speed from one end of the cable to the other. The difference is the amount of data that can be transferred simultaneously.

    Now to put it into context, you're much more likely to be limited by disk I/O on the server itself, available CPU, and MySQL query speed than you are by the actual "width" of the internet connection to the server. Most servers I've ever had access to, even ones with up to 10,000 hosted domains, used an average of 10 to 15 MBPS to help put things into perspective.

    Now as for finding out which host is going to process and deliver your pages the fastest, there are way too many unknowns really to be able to know without testing them directly. A test file will help determine latency / maximum transfer rate to you but that depends on a lot of variables that will often have little to do with the speed of your site itself.

    The best way is to simply sign up (assuming they have a money-back guarantee) and try them out, and then requesting a refund if you're not happy.
    Michael Denney - MDDHosting, LLC - Professional Hosting Solutions
    LiteSpeed Powered - Shared, Premium, Reseller, and VPS
    For high-end shared accounts ideal for business, check out our Premium offerings!
    http://www.mddhosting.com/ - Providing Quality Services since 2007

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    626
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    Bandwidth is not "fast" or "slow", but is merely a measurement of how "wide" the "pipe" is between the server and the switch/network/internet. A 10 GBPS connection is not inherently "faster" than a 10 MBPS connection in that the bits will travel the same speed from one end of the cable to the other. The difference is the amount of data that can be transferred simultaneously.

    Now to put it into context, you're much more likely to be limited by disk I/O on the server itself, available CPU, and MySQL query speed than you are by the actual "width" of the internet connection to the server. Most servers I've ever had access to, even ones with up to 10,000 hosted domains, used an average of 10 to 15 MBPS to help put things into perspective.

    Now as for finding out which host is going to process and deliver your pages the fastest, there are way too many unknowns really to be able to know without testing them directly. A test file will help determine latency / maximum transfer rate to you but that depends on a lot of variables that will often have little to do with the speed of your site itself.

    The best way is to simply sign up (assuming they have a money-back guarantee) and try them out, and then requesting a refund if you're not happy.
    A very nice one reply =) shoot in the mind. it is better than you pay a speed test before purchase
    ********.COM | Web Hosting Provider
    ₪ Specialised in Web Hosting, Dedicated Server, Domain Name since year 2001.
    ₪ Trusted by over 50,000+ clients worldwide.
    ₪ Malaysia, Singapore, United State

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    81
    The other way to find out how fast will your site will be is by checking out your host webpage loading speed.

    Is it fast , or ....???
    Newidhost.com - Cheap Hosting Solutions

  6. #6
    Many host will provide a downloading test on their page such as inmotion. There're also only tools to test the connection speed between the hosting and your local ISP.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Modesto California
    Posts
    5,637
    In short, just do your DD, what do current/previous customers have to say about the service? Where are the servers located? Are they overselling? Many factors to consider, however ultimately, if you are skeptical, sign-up monthly and test it out in real time (most web hosts have some type of money back guarantee).
    ██ FernGullyGraphics focuses on web strategy, deployment and marketing
    ██ Start Your Website Today - Read Our Facebook Reviews
    ██ .com Registration - cPanel Hosting - Word Press Design's

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vancouver/Hong Kong
    Posts
    1,243
    First, speed does not depend (at least not entirelely) of allocated bandwidth. Second, considering that hosts don't have a single server spec, and now increasingly have multiple locations, speed will be determined by where your site is hosted. Finally, how far a web visitor is away from the server serving the web pages plays a big role in access speed. If I am in Hong Kong and host in Hong Kong I will likely get faster speed from my Hong Kong host than from a New York host with 100 times the bandwidth and top of the line infrastructure
    HostGamma.com | HostGamma Europe | HostGamma Asia
    USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Netherlands, HK, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore and more
    Operated by Cycom Hong Kong Limited

  9. #9
    These are two different things which doesn't
    elevate each other in any direct or indirect manner...

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by pakdehosting View Post
    The other way to find out how fast will your site will be is by checking out your host webpage loading speed.

    Is it fast , or ....???
    a) Providers website can be hosted on a different network that will show diffident ping and speed test results.

    b) What about servers and content? Our website is fully static so it's served though Nginx, clients website also have Nginx front-end to serve static content, but still dynamic content has to served using Apache. Of course speeds will differ when 1 website will use PHP and MYSQL and the other consist just of HTML, CSS, JS content.

    Shortly saying you should ask a provider for a speed test from the active nodes where they deploy customer orders.
    Managed1.com - Affordable budget Fully Managed Hosting Services for individuals and business clients. Website Hosting. Domain Name management. High Availability Cloud servers - 99.9% Uptime, Self-Healing Failover, Load Balancing and Mirrored Backups.
    Whisperdale.net - Internet Service Provider since 2007!

  11. #11
    Web hoster sent speed by dividing 4 block.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    9,280
    It really depends on the content used in the site as well as location.

    Quote Originally Posted by cycomholdings View Post
    how far a web visitor is away from the server serving the web pages plays a big role in access speed. If I am in Hong Kong and host in Hong Kong I will likely get faster speed from my Hong Kong host than from a New York host with 100 times the bandwidth and top of the line infrastructure
    +1

    You can try putting the site on different providers servers and see which one load faster by using temp URL. You can also test the URLs using Pingdom Tools and LoadImpact.
    HostXNow - http://www.hostxnow.com | Since 2009
    Fast, Secure and Reliable [UK/USA] Web Hosting - Reseller Hosting - VPS Hosting
    cPanel/WHM CloudLinux (Multi PHP) Offsite Backups LiteSpeed TrendyTools Softaculous

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    /etc/my.cnf
    Posts
    9,760
    These days a speed test means jack all as 9/10 out of the time you will be testing against a completely empty machine which its sole purpose is for speed tests so going by that alone could have stewed results and inner flaws...

    Its best to get through the doors and onto the server and use various online tests that would be much better than anything external.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    England, United Kingdom
    Posts
    9,280
    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    These days a speed test means jack all as 9/10 out of the time you will be testing against a completely empty machine which its sole purpose is for speed tests so going by that alone could have stewed results and inner flaws...

    Its best to get through the doors and onto the server and use various online tests that would be much better than anything external.
    Well one provider could be using LiteSpeed where as the other provider isn't, or one has optimized the server where as the other one hasn't.

    Using speed test tools such as Pingdom Tools, Google PageSpeed and LoadImpact should show you that one has put more effort into making the pages load faster on the server.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    The best way is to simply sign up (assuming they have a money-back guarantee) and try them out, and then requesting a refund if you're not happy.
    Another +1
    HostXNow - http://www.hostxnow.com | Since 2009
    Fast, Secure and Reliable [UK/USA] Web Hosting - Reseller Hosting - VPS Hosting
    cPanel/WHM CloudLinux (Multi PHP) Offsite Backups LiteSpeed TrendyTools Softaculous

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    801
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    The best way is to simply sign up (assuming they have a money-back guarantee) and try them out, and then requesting a refund if you're not happy.
    +1 on this also, that's the best way to test a provider,if it's bad then you get a refund,if it's good you stay,but always keep backups.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. looking for a FAST web host
    By dingosnatch in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-26-2010, 09:50 AM
  2. Need a good, fast web host
    By webhosting2134 in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-07-2009, 09:37 AM
  3. is there a fast web host out there?
    By matt9b in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-14-2008, 09:06 PM
  4. Fast Web Host??
    By sivan in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-20-2007, 08:49 AM

Related Posts from theWHIR.com

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •