During the last several weeks I have been actively working on several client projects. In doing so, I set up separate directories at my hosting account and develop the client sites live. This allows my clients to view the progress as it occurs. In my experience most clients like to be able to follow the progress.
Out With the Old
For at least a decade I have hosted my account, and many of my client accounts, at HostGator. For years I was pleased with their service and their support.
However, in the last year or so things have changed. I have become quite frustrated, however, as the page load times and general speed of my site has decreased over time. During the active development of client sites I am constantly uploading files, modifying code, and using resources on a minute-by-minute basis. And my site has been dragging along at each step of the way. Twenty seconds to load this, 15 seconds to load that, and sometimes as long as several agonizing minutes to save a file. I’d had enough.
In With the New
Earlier this week I decided to change hosting companies. After much research I settled on SiteGround to be my new host. Earlier this morning I changed over not only my business website, but several of my client development websites as well. Guess what? The page loads are so fast it almost scares me. No latency, no delays, no tapping my fingers waiting for file saves.
Although it’s too early to give them a ringing endorsement, I am delighted with what I see so far. Thanks SiteGround!