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What's a reasonable load time for a full featured WordPress site? (8 posts)

  1. Graham Stoney
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey gang,

    According to pingdom, a typical page on my WordPress site hosted on HostGator takes over 20seconds to load.

    I've already installed a caching plugin, and don't have any plugins active that I don't absolutely need. I'm wondering what a reasonable load time is for the average WordPress site, and whether I could get a better load time by moving to a faster hosting provider?

    Thanks,
    Graham

  2. Bill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Twenty seconds is nuts. I had that and worse with a previous host, and when they couldn't do better, I switched hosts. Best thing I did was leave them.

    Couple seconds to load is common for me now, on a shared server no less.

  3. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same here, 2 to 6 seconds on a shared server, depending upon how busy the server might be, and I do not use a cache.

  4. Bill
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, and I'm not using a caching plugin, either.

  5. Graham Stoney
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply. So who's your host? Can you point me to your site so I can test it myself?

  6. It's not too bad, but hostgator isn't the best host around.

    http://gtmetrix.com/reports/grahamstoney.com/C1RuT5yg

    See Recommended WordPress Web Hosting

  7. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use BlueHost, and you can get to one of my sites by clicking my username.

  8. webmaisterpro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am Hostgator customer for several years. I think their support started getting much slower in the last 6 months. Previously I was getting a reply in less than 20 min, now it take more than a 6-7 hours. In addition, I am experience huge downtime, nearly an hours in the last 2-3 months, every month. Loading time, terrible!

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