Today we decided to check the speed for our semi-dedicated hosting. These accounts are maintained on servers with 64 GB of RAM and SSD disks for maximum performance. Also we limit the account number to 70 to be able to allocate more resources to a single account.
As said these servers have SSD disks that help increasing the loading speed of your website. We also use mod_pagespeed and optimumcache to increase even more the speed of your website. Here are our measurement.
The following tests have been performed on some random client’s websites without performing any kind of optimisation before testing for speed. At the end of the post we tweaked something to check the results. We’ll link the tutorials so that you can do the same on your own website autonomously.
Tests were performed using pingdom, these are the first results (ordered by load time):
From the screenshots above we see that most of the websites are loaded in 2 seconds or less.
Now let’s take a look at how we can improve even more these performances with some simple tweaks that will take less than 5 minutes of work.
NOTE: we optimised the client’s website and we sent them an email telling them what we did in case they want to revert the changes. You can test these accounts at any moment using the pingdom tool linked above.
In our experience we noticed that if the website is already loading in less than 2 seconds we notice no difference after the optimisation.
For the sake of clarity we need to add that the first test on this account was from New York, this may explain the high loading time of the first test.