DigitalOcean VS Hostgator Baby Plan Speed Test
First of all I wanted to thank you for the great support community and service.
I am currently keeping my Joomla sites on Hostgator Baby Plan and my new community site has started to grow very fast so i noticed several limit hits in my CPU reports (Hostgator's CP tool).
Site itself works fine, however after several hours of speed tests I cannot ignore that Hostgator's site performs significantly better. I would like to understand what can be the cause of this issue as I definitely want to migrate from them in the near future.
Important note: I see that mostly the performance issues are related to the long server response time. After the data starts transferring, both Hostgator and DigitalOcean performs pretty much the same (I have a feeling that DigitalOcean is somewhat faster).
Server location: Singapore
My location: Japan, Tokyo
Test time: 18:00 Tokyo Local Time, 27 Dec 2014
Browser: Google Chrome (browser cache cleaned up)
Internet: Pocket Wifi
PC: Lenovo X1 Carbon
Pages load (in order):
/home: 7 sec -> /board: 4'38 sec -> /community: 5'31 -> sec -> /board: 2'21 sec -> board random thread: 3'65 sec -> /About: 4'61 sec -> /who-we-are: 4 sec -> Home: 4'40 sec -> Board: 3'45 sec
/home: 9'38 sec -> /board: 6'78 sec -> /community: 3'91 -> sec -> /board: 5 sec -> board random thread: 5'98 sec -> /About: 5'53 sec -> /who-we-are: 3'33 sec -> /Home: 8'78 sec -> /Board: 6'13 sec
Website speed test using http://tools.pingdom.com
This specific test was done on December 27 at 18:33:42 from Dallas, Texas, USA. The web page took 4.79 s to load, used 165 requests, and weighed in at 2.3 MB.
The Google Page Speed performance grade for this web page is 71/100
There’s a ton of more information you can check out here: http://fpt.pingdom.com#!/eDr8fU/http://ilovejapanese.org
This specific test was done on December 27 at 18:35:47 from Dallas, Texas, USA. The web page took 10.93 s to load, used 165 requests, and weighed in at 2.4 MB.
The Google Page Speed performance grade for this web page is 70/100
There’s a ton of more information you can check out here: http://fpt.pingdom.com#!/dWaOJw/http://184.108.40.206
Thank you and sorry for the long message.