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.