Site5 claims to be the "pros" when it comes to web hosting. They pride themselves on a custom control panel, 24/7 support, and data center locations all over the world. They've been around since 1999.
Here's the plan information I chose:
|Money-Back Guarantee||45 days|
|Notes||Site was ready within minutes after I purchased, although DNS didn't work for about 30 minutes (even after it had propagated).|
This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better.
If you're really interested, I use the 'Load Time' measurement that's returned from WebPageTest for ranking page speed. I still collect other metrics such as TTFB (time to first byte), fully loaded time, and the speed index, in addition to server setting scores which are translated to grades. You can see these detailed values in the "Raw Results."
This test is important if your site resembles a typical website and you're concerned about speed (which you should be!)
Site5 (full benchmark) performs mediocre in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.41 seconds. Its best run was 0.25 s, but has been as bad as 46.28 s. Site5's most recent result on Jul 21 was 2.97 seconds. For the most part, Site5 has decent response times. They could make things load faster if they compressed resources and set caching headers, but at least connections are efficient.
Let's see if Site5 is consistent in its page speed stats:
|Date||Location||Load time||TTFB||Fully loaded||Speed index||Keep-alive Score||Compress Score||Caching Score|
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