Many web developers have the daunting task of choosing web hosting solutions and company. I needed a low end web hosting for some low traffic web sites. Nonetheless, knowing that it can grow if needed, or how would it support spikes, is also a factor to consider when choosing.
This article focus on the server performance as perceived by the user. I focused on the speed of a hosting for a single visitor and also of its performance for more simultaneous users.
This is not by all means a thoroughly evaluation. There is a lot more that could be done:
- lot more data, better statistical analysis.
- more hosting (companies and plans)
- server internal benchmark software
Looking around other hosting speed tests, I’ve found these worth mention:
- 200Please. The “Top Hosting Providers” service analyzed 1,868,360 sites (as of this writing) giving market share and response time for each host of those web sites.
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