DigitalOcean + EasyEngine = 200ms site loads..

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I'm experimenting with VPS's as I want to move away from shared hosts..

Booted up a $5 Droplet on DigitalOcean, and followed the installation guide of EasyEngine - a NGINX installer that sets up new WordPress sites on the fly with WP Super Cache or W3 already installed/configured.

I'm getting loading times of 200ms from Pingdom, and the bulk of that is from loading external resources from Google Font's etc. The homepage is actually loading quicker than Google.com - coming in at a whopping 9MS.

For $5, which includes an SSD, I have to beg the question, why are people still using shared hosting?

Fair enough, it's all down to you to set it up and update - but that's where teaching yourself comes in handy, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    I've been a huge fan of DO for over a year now.

    Best part, no cpanel and an expected level of competency = Newbie Free servers.

    The whole backup/droplet system is fantastic. The instant deployment makes snap testing a joy...

    It's just a solid host but it's not going to work for 98% of marketers... thankfully
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    • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
      Originally Posted by godoveryou View Post

      I've been a huge fan of DO for over a year now.

      Best part, no cpanel and an expected level of competency = Newbie Free servers.
      Have to admit, yesterday was the first time I'd even touched a VPS / Linux. By today, I've got a fully functional site, loading blazingly quick and boasting 200ms loading times.

      Not to mention, the WP-ADMIN pages load furiously fast - like instantly. I'm usually sitting around for a few seconds.

      Better still, DO lets you scale up the Cores/RAM on the fly with a touch of a button - and it's dirt cheap. Talk about having no growing pains!

      I've just said good bye to shared hosting 8-)
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    • Profile picture of the author accessted
      Originally Posted by Icematikx View Post

      I'm experimenting with VPS's as I want to move away from shared hosts..


      I'm getting loading times of 200ms from Pingdom, and the bulk of that is from loading external resources from Google Font's etc. The homepage is actually loading quicker than Google.com - coming in at a whopping 9MS.
      I wouldn't use Google Fonts for your PBN...

      Thanks for the share

      Originally Posted by godoveryou View Post


      Best part, no cpanel and an expected level of competency = Newbie Free servers.
      Damn...


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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Just wondering how it compares to something like A2hosting with SSD or Cloudflare from Site5 where I think you mentioned you got 500-600ms loading times.

        I understand the benefit of 200-500ms vs 2-3 seconds in terms of rankings and conversions but what's the benefit of 200ms vs 500ms really?
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        • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
          Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

          Just wondering how it compares to something like A2hosting with SSD or Cloudflare from Site5 where I think you mentioned you got 500-600ms loading times.

          I understand the benefit of 200-500ms vs 2-3 seconds in terms of rankings and conversions but what's the benefit of 200ms vs 500ms really?
          It's also about price. DO costs $5-$10 for a server that will handle affiliate sites. Site5 charge $25 for cloud hosting.

          So you're paying more to receive less power. All you get with Site5 is a nice fancy Cpanel and a Live Chat button.
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  • Profile picture of the author godoveryou
    Yep.... welcome to a real host

    Now you know why I laugh at guys who defend places like hostgator or godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author blueclcl
    I use DO and serverpilot.

    My sites are fast loading and I couldn't fault them up to now.
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