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Benchmarking Server Speed
itledi




msg:3619402
 7:39 pm on Apr 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm interested in finding out if my server will serve my site fast or not. Is there a way of benchmarking the server?

I have a cheap hosting plan on a shared server at a very well known company that sells domains and hosting. Think super bown commercials.

Just because hosting is cheap dosn't mean it's bad, but I'm wondering if the same site hosted elsewhere will be faster or not, and how could I tell?

Also, without changing any files, are there things one can do to make their site faster with the same host. Does a dedicated IP address make the site faster?

 

lammert




msg:3619752
 8:52 am on Apr 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Site speed is affected by many things. The server load, the size of the data pipe to the internet, the number of files that have to be transfered to the client, the speed of retrieving info from a database attached to the site, etc.

You can get an indication of the bottlenecks serving your site with the Yahoo yslow FireFox plugin. There is a thread dedicated to yslow [webmasterworld.com].

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