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Website takes 14seconds to load?!

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by pointyelbows1010, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. pointyelbows1010

    pointyelbows1010 Newbie

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    I installed a wordpress theme to new site and decided to speed test is as it was super sluggish....with just the theme installed/ no content it was taking 12-14seconds!!

    The page size is 700-800kb which could be contributing to it....but it still shouldn't be taking that long?
    I have a second website on the same hosting with the exact same page size, loading at 6seconds (still long)
    Is this where crappy hosting comes into play?

    Right now I have no traffic to any of the websites, but long loading time pisses me off. I am planning to reduce the page size as much as I can.

    Is there really any difference in speed between the major hostings 3 plans (hostgator,bluehost,etc.)? It seems like more fluff is just added as the plans go up in price but all I care about is speed.
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yeah all to do with your hosting company, when you do a whois on the server, where is it located, and then where is the website speed tester pingin from?
     
  3. pointyelbows1010

    pointyelbows1010 Newbie

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    Located in Canada, speed tester is pinging from US.

    I'm worried that if I upgrade my plan to a "pro" plan I'm just going to get a bunch of crap like website builders & coupons.
     
  4. Ramse

    Ramse Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can try caching, but in any case you need to do something about that loading time, because it is to high.
     
  5. PurpleLaze

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    First I would bring it up to the host's customer support and see what feedback they give.

    But honestly dude, if you're currently with some fly-by-night hosting company (whois them, see how long their domain's been active), you're better off finding another host. There's no reason that little data should load at dial-up speed in 2k15. There are free/cheap hosts around BHW that can offer much better service if you peek around.
     
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    Go with hostwinds, i switched from godaddy to them and my site speed has improved massively.

    Also i use these 2 plug ins

    WP Fastest Cache

    Remove query strings from static resources
     
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    Repulsor Power Member

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    Just get a $5 VPS from DigitalOcean and get it setup and you will have the best bang for your buck. And yes its a bit hard to setup if you dont know what you are doing, and you wont have Cpanel as well. But you know whats better than buying shared hostings? Gettings a VPS and setting it up ourselves.

    You can use Serverpilot on the VPS to make things easy as well.
     
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  8. akreem

    akreem Newbie

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    Can you link your site ?
     
  9. thcservers

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    You can use http://tools.pingdom.com/ and you will see exactly where the delay is. This will help you identify the problem with your website
     
  10. towelfox

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    Definitely a hosting problem. I wouldn't touch shared hosting at all for anything
     
  11. Resz7

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    if you are looking for speed have a look at a SSD/litespeed based web host

    one thing you should keep in mind is that there are a lot of "not so well known" companies which are 100x better than the big guys. i don't get why people prefer to stick with the big names (despite the bad reviews) and then come back here a few months later saying they've had a bad experience and are looking for a new host.
     
  12. pointyelbows1010

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    Thanks for all the tips, I knew it wasn't just my imagination. Down the road I'll definitely look at setting up my own VPS, I am slightly dyslexic and anything revolving around code can take me aeons to figure out outside of css.

    I went with someone listed in the hosting section, did a another test down from 13seconds to 2.3, I'm in heaven!
     
  13. dodo34

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    Have you activated gzip on server ?
     
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    Open www.webuzo.net if you like the loading speed of their website .. buy ssd vps from them.. Located in Europe (Bulgaria) ignoring DMCA , 99.9% downtime .. I think they have promotion now with -15% discount.