Is your webhost slowing your website and losing you money?

June 25 2013, by Macquarie Technology Group | Category: Technology Group

What is the difference between a good website and a bad one? A website that makes the sale or the one that loses a customer? In today’s multi-device and highly competitive space, a fraction of a second can make all the difference.

Power Retail, experts in the retail industry, have found that 57% of consumers abandon a site after only 3 seconds of waiting for a page to load. 8 out of 10 then won’t return to a site after a single disappointing experience.

Unfortunately, to improve the user experience and performance of a website many businesses focus only on the user interface and website design. Even with a beautiful and creative website, your hosting infrastructure could be holding back your site performance more than any changes to the look and feel.

Help is at hand. Two of our experts – Stuart Mills (Head of Digital and SaaS Hosting) and Volker Rath (Hosting Services Consultant) – have taken part in a webinar with TechTarget to shine a light on the questions you should be asking about your website hosting.

Stuart and Volker will talk you through some of the research to explain why this is so important to every business owner with a website, before moving on to things to check for to ensure you’re getting the right performance from your provider.

The webinar covers many practical pieces of advice, including:

  • Are your shared resources oversubscribed, meaning your site runs slower than it should?
  • Do you have real-time performance monitoring for your various network resources, and do you know what to look for?
  • Is latency between internal components in the network introducing hidden slowdowns that are outside of your control?