What Speed Does A Fast Host Possesses?
Here’s a few more things you should know about before we get to the details:
Server speed is not the same as website speed.
It’s similar but not the same, like the difference between hardware and software in your Iphone. No matter how optimized the user interface may be, your phone will still feel sluggish if the hardware can’t keep up. It’s important to keep both hardware and software up to date so everything runs smoothly and speedy
How we measure server speed
Server speed is measured by testing its response time – the amount of time it takes for the server to respond to a request from a client.
What the server speed test reveals
The effective reach of the data center, hardware specs, server setup and their network planning
Google’s server response time benchmark
According to Google, the optimal server response time is 200 ms. Anything slower and sites will start feeling sluggish.
About Bitcatcha’s server speed checker
Our unique server speed checker calculates the average server response times across 8 locations worldwide. Scores below 180 ms is ranked “A+” and scores from 181 ms to 210 ms will be ranked A.
We’ve took 6 of the hottest web hosting brands and painstakingly tested each one of their server speeds, broke down their features, researched their prices and documented everything we found so you can easily decide for yourself the best web hosting for your business.
Note that all of the web hosts that appear here are superb and are ranked A+, so you basically can’t go wrong with any of them. We’ve ranked them according to our preference, but feel free to make your own choices!
We’ve made it clear before that we absolutely LOVE Us. In fact, we made the switch from Inmotion Hosting to web servers a year ago and we never looked back! They’re officially WordPress endorsed (it’s kind of a big deal, guys!), and that kind of recognition is only given out to web hosts that meet WordPress’s lofty criteria.
Lower Latency and Higher Speed
PrivateVPN, one of the fastest VPN service providers, designed its global network to offer our users the fastest VPN speeds possible. Whether you’re in North America, Europe or Asia, we strive to provide ultra high-speed server connections with lower latency and higher speeds for all your devices. Everyone wants a fast Internet connection so they can enjoy downloading, uploading and streaming at speeds never before thought possible!
What is Latency?
Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the time it takes for a packet of data to get from your computer, smartphone or tablet to your VPN server location. A server that is located farther from your actual location will generally have a higher latency than those located nearby. For a faster Internet connection, you want a lower latency.
What is Download Speed?
This factor is measured in kilobits per second (kbps). As you might expect, a higher download speed or rate of data transfer means a superior connection. The higher the speed, the better the quality of your streaming video and audio.
HQN for High Speed
HQN stands for High Quality Network. High Quality Network is the Internet capacity we purchase directly from the IP transit provider. Many VPN providers purchase Internet capacity from a hosting company (and we do this, too, to some degree) and, in turn, purchase Internet capacity from a larger IP transit provider. This often results in higher latency, multiple routing hops, and in some cases, lowered speeds.
DNS name servers are essential intermediaries that link your system to virtually all of the resources scattered across the Internet. Most often, your ISP will supply DNS names servers for your connection and assign them via DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). When they perform well, you won’t notice any delays in browsing or using online resources. Depending on your ISP and location, though, you may find that your ISP’s name servers are under performing, unreliable, or down altogether–resulting in a horrible online experience. Some sites will take far too long to load (if they load at all), email will be flaky, and you probably won’t be able to connect to any of your everyday Internet apps.
The load of the target server plays an important role in your download speed. On the other hand, If you download a file from a domestic site, it’s speed would be higher than other sites. That’s why when you are downloading a file from a site which its server has been located in your country has more speed then the server which has been located in an another country.