Not all web hosting servers are alike, some are faster

As Internet adoption continues to ramp up at a brisk pace around the world, people want faster websites and search engines do too. With WordPress running nearly 22.4% of the Internet (at the time of this post n 2014; in 2021, over 42% – check for current statistics), having a compatible and speedy web hosting server to run a self-installed WordPress site/blog is essential. 3 web hosting companies are suggested by the makers of WordPress — Bluehost, DreamHost, and Laughing Squid.

During the past 15 years of blogging, had been hosted on DreamHost for a season, then on Site5, and then on Bluehost most recently. Now it’s time for a new season. I did a bunch of research for a faster web hosting server (2 of the most often recommended WordPress hosting services were WP Engine and Media Temple).

On June 9th, I made the switch to a faster web hosting server = A2 Hosting. As the chart below illustrates, is now running almost 100% faster! (response time monitored by


What tipped it for me to go with A2 Hosting was its Solid State Drive (SSD) Hosting option; as I was fine-tuning the site speed for (my podcast site, also running on the same shared account), I even got faster speed by turning off the caching plugin! Wow! Yes, faster web hosting servers do cost more money, it will make you and your website visitors happier.

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