The United States is piled high with web hosts who have failed to stay on top of current technology. They stopped innovating because they know they don’t have to. They milk their customer base. They know it’s a difficult to move to a new host so there’s zero incentive for them to improve their service.
Keep Your Flexibility With Hosting
Never host your email and your domain name through your web host. If you do, switching means you’ll have to transfer your domain to a new registrar and deal with reconfiguring every computer so email continues to work. The alternative is to let it slide and continue to deal with the lackluster support, the spotty uptime, and the slow performance.
Web Server Operating Systems – Apache is Old and Slow
The Apache operating system has been the industry standard for PHP driven websites for a long time. This software is popular because it’s free. So why is Apache is loosing market share? There’s a new operating system that can run PHP up to nine times faster. The operating system is called LiteSpeed. It’s more efficient at the CPU level. This new software translates into more speed for your site because the computer hosting your site does not have to work as hard.
LiteSpeed Dances With WordPress
LiteSpeed has developed a caching plugin for WordPress creating a direct line of communication with the server to decrease load time. I host all my sites at MDD Hosting which uses this system and load time is fantastic. Some of my sites load in under one second. If you set up your site correctly, you don’t even need a content delivery network.
LiteSpeed Is Always Tweaking Their Software For Better Performance
I evaluate the value of a plugin by the frequency of updates. It reflects how much the developer cares about the quality of the software. I can tell you with experience that the LiteSpeed Cache plugin is updated within 14 days all year long. It’s incredible.
Are you using WordPress? If Yes, switch to MDD Hosting. They use the LiteSpeed web server operating system at their data centers. You’ll also be able to use the LiteSpeed cache plugin too. All you need to do is download the plugin activated it, and you are good to go!
Self Healing Distributed Storage Uptime on Steroids
Does your site die during regular business hours from time to time? If yes, it means that your host has failed to stay on top of the current storage technology that’s available. Below explains how innovative web hosts do it.
- You make an update to your site.
- The new data passes through a super fast computer with a program that splits and copies your new data over an array of multiple web servers, not just one.
- If one server dies, the data is still available for use on the other machines. And the system admins can fix the broken server without any pressure.
This data splitting and duplication is called self-healing storage or distributed storage. There are a few companies out there that offer this tech but the one everybody talks about in the data center industry is Storpool because it’s FAST.
For a fast visual that explains this cool technology check out this video demonstration.
Website Speed Depends on The Speed of Other Networks Responsible for Delivering the Data
Your web host’s server farm (aka data center) is responsible for sending your website information to the reader. Not all routes to the end user are created equal. Networks always in flux. Their performance (speed) is fast one day and slow the next. Power outages, Denial of service attacks, and hardware failure are just a few issues that can damage the speed of a network. Manually selecting what path is best would be an absolute time-consuming nightmare. So what do you do? YOU AUTOMATE.
Does Your Host Use Intelligent Routing Optimization?
Noction is a company that makes a product that automatically chooses the fastest path from your site to the visitor. Their product measures network performance such as latency and packet loss and automatically reroutes the traffic through the best performing internet provider. Does your host monitor traffic in real-time, so the speed of delivery is improved? Call your host and find out.
It Would Take An ARMY of System Admins to Do What Noction Does
MDD Hosting uses this technology at their data centers. The software is continually rerouting traffic through the fastest networks for maximum speed. It would take an army system administrators to do what Noction does. You’ll understand why when you see the steps involved needed to choose which network is fastest. Check out how Noction does it with the video below.