Fast web host for Wordpress and phpBB?
July 7, 2011 10:03 AM Subscribe
What is the fastest web host for Wordpress and a phpBB forum?
posted by mamessner to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been with GoDaddy (I know, I know) for a while, and my main gripe is how slow my sites run.
Now I have an e-commerce site that consists of a Wordpress blog and phpBB forums. It often takes 4-5 seconds for pages to load, which is completely unacceptable, especially in the forums.
GoDaddy switched me to grid hosting, which seemed to help a little bit, but not much.
My questions are:
1. Is there an objective way to rate the speed of different web hosting companies?
2. Are objective measures of the speed of different hosts listed anywhere online? All I've found are affiliates promoting specific hosts, presumably for the commission.
3. Is there anything else I can do with my current host to speed things up? I've already put WPcache in place on my WP blog.
I'm willing to pay up to, say, $100 a month for a wicked-fast hosting plan.
P.S. - Your answer will immediately cease to be credible if you post an affiliate link below. :)