Connection speed from differenet locations & at different times
I signed up with a host whose speed seem to be very fast when tested from most places (I used various online ping utililites) all the time. However, from where I am (on a different continent), the site sometimes takes a long time to respond and pages load slowly, while at other times the speed is ok. Other sites load normally when the connecyion to my host's servers is slow (again, only from where I am).
What can be the reason? Is there a way to find out why this is so, and whether I can expect this to be a temporary or a regular condition with this host?
(And is there anything I can do to check whether the problem is with my ISP apart from asking friends connected via different ISPs to test the speed?)