Which decides loading speed of a website?

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Can you guys here tell me which decides loading speed of a website? RAM, Disks, CPUs or some thing else? It is possible to upgrade specs on a shared or a VPS hosting to have better speed?
All your inputs are welcomed.
 

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Can you guys here tell me which decides loading speed of a website? RAM, Disks, CPUs or some thing else? It is possible to upgrade specs on a shared or a VPS hosting to have better speed?
All your inputs are welcomed.
Hello Maxwell, while all these things like RAM, Disks and CPU's do increase the load times of your website there is also a few other things like website optimization so your pages load a lot faster. Sometimes Server Location helps aswell, so if the user lives in the same country as the server they are more like to load the website faster than someone who lives on the other side of the world. Also certain server configurations do help aswell. There are many guides on the internet to help you optimize things like Apache and nginx to help increase website load times.

Here is a tool which is useful for telling you how long it takes your website to load and how long each page takes to load: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/

Regards,
Adam
 

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I agree with which you are saying but about server configurations then never heard before. How server configurations help to improve website load time?
 

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Server hardware and software can affect site loading speed. It's like if you play an online game with an old PC it's gonna be laggy. Upgrade to an alienware (just as an example) with the newest CPU's, lots of ram, etc and maybe you can keep up. Also, don't forgot the distance from you and the server your're hosted on will have an effect on load speed for you also.
 

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I have to agree with you on this, that's one of reasons why I changed my PC to a new one to play games or open graphic software smoothly.
A game likes a website, it can run faster if I have it on a fast server with good hardward, good advice anyway!
 

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Can you guys here tell me which decides loading speed of a website? RAM, Disks, CPUs or some thing else? It is possible to upgrade specs on a shared or a VPS hosting to have better speed?
All your inputs are welcomed.
Hey Maxwell,

How are your site hosted now (shared, VPS, or dedicated)

If you are on a shared hosting plan, there is not much you can do other then making sure your website is properly optimised. If your site is optimised, and still having slow loading times, you will need to discuss this with your host, or find a new host.

You are on a VPS or dedicated, let us know what your configuration is and we can give you better advice.

Also, where is your current hosting location and where does the majority of your traffic come from? (Country).

-David
 

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Wordpress sites are infamous for being slow. The main culprit is plugin load. By checking your website speed at http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt you can review a listing of elements and their load time. You can then see the plugins that are causing the site to drag its feet.
 

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Along that same line, you can also use GTMetrix to analyze your site.
 

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It's kinda a cocktail between them all, if your disk is slow its going to a bit to read the documents. If the network is slow, it's going to take a while to send to the client. Also you just need a CPU for encoding and stuff.
 

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A very easy way to know the factors that are affecting to a site's performance is to check it in gtmetrix. It shows the most relevant information and possible solutions to fix it.
 

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Doesn't that only show the performance and problems of the website, it's coding, setup, etc., and not the speed or technical aspects of the server that the site is hosted on?
 

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No single factor can be pointed out and said that this is the primary factor that affects the loading speed of the website. The factors that can influence the site speed are server specifications of the server over which the website hosted, Coding of the site, whether the website is on CDN, etc.
 

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