New performance technologies in website development
Responsive Image Technologies
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Site Performance Tests
gtmetrix.com is a great place to start for detailed and instructive information on how to increase site performance speeds. pingdom is another option. A test of any site will produce a list of factors relating to and effecting the speed of a specific site.
Clicking on any item in the gtmetrix.com list of results will reveal some fairly comprehensive instructions on how to optimise.
Many site owners will to opt for ‘Shared Hosting”, instead of ‘Dedicated Server Plans’ because the latter is more expensive.
‘Shared” plans differ between hosting companies, in that when ‘sharing’ a server with other sites, you could be sharing with 100 or 200 on the same server. These are entirely random figures but the principle remains. A good host will not exceed the reasonable ‘share’ capacity of the server
New Hosting Technologies
The new SSD technology of hosting plans, which can potentially deliver faster sites, was tested via two separate hosting companies, only one of the hosting companies using SSD actually produced improved site speeds.
The point being that it is a combination of things, and not the promise of one single advancement in technology that delivers speed enhancements.
widerthanround.com was offered an affiliates deal to review a hosting company and has not participated as an affiliate so that the following recommendation of siteground.com is given without bias. siteground.com offer a combination of technologies that noticeably enhances the speeds. This was tested scientifically. But of course, many factors are still pertinent to site speed.