Page load times are important for Google Rankings, and the site that we will discuss in this article did not perform as we expected.
We were still running on an old server, and clearly the hosting provider did not update the servers as expected.
Well then, let’s get started…
|Plan:||Shared / Baby|
|Price per Month:||$ 11.95|
Why switch hosting providers?
Clearly, something is wrong with the performance of this website. Why did I decide to switch the hosting provider?
After loading the site with Chrome, and using “Developer Tools” I found that the first file that was loading, took 1.31s for 18.3 KBytes. That is clearly a problem. All of the other files are dependent on this file to load, before the rest of the files will start loading.
Where did I switch to?
|Price per Month:||$ 0.50 – including domains for 1 year.|
This was unexpected!
At we did see a 24% increase in page load speeds on Desktop. I guess we will have to optimize the site a lot more. That said, for only $0.50 per Month, the move is worth it!
When I switched my hosting providers, it took 5 days for the transfer to complete. This included a domain name transfer too. In this time, you can not change any DNS Settings.