May 10, 2017
People love speed. They love fast cars, fast money, fast service, and fast internet. They love getting their answers quickly, getting to where they are going expediently and even getting food they ordered in a snap. In short, speed is important to everyone.
When it comes to website and webpage response, people also want these to be fast. Imagine clicking on a link on your Facebook page and waiting more than 30 seconds for the site to load. Would you wait for the page to finish loading or will you go and find something else online that is faster?
More-often-than-not, slow loading pages often result in people leaving the site and looking for an alternative to what they are looking for elsewhere. A fast loading page gives people what they want quickly, and removes the need to go to other sites for what they need. Speed is definitely important.
Think of it in terms of food and ordering what you want when you are very hungry. If there are two restaurants and one serves cheap and good food but it takes forever for the food to get to you, while the other serves slightly costlier food but you get it quickly, which one would you choose?
Would you rather wait for your food for half an hour or be served your food as quickly as possible? The same holds true for website and webpage speeds. People would rather go for a site that loads faster than one that takes forever to load, even when what the site sells is slightly costlier than what the other site offers.
Does Speed Equate to Added Expense?
Usually, when people think about speed, they often think that this is more expensive. You cannot blame people for thinking this way. Fast cars cost more. Next day delivery often comes with added fees. Even faster internet service costs you more than lower internet speeds.
This does not mean however that in order for your website’s pages to load faster that you need to spend more. There are actually ways for your pages to load quickly (in terms of server speed that is) without having to shell out big bucks for this to happen. The answer? Cloud servers.
Contrary to popular belief, cloud computing is not the slower alternative when it comes to servers. Just because you are sharing resources with others, it does not mean that you have to wait in line to access your data in the cloud. It does not work that way.
Cloud computing actually is faster than dedicated servers but do not cost as much. Since you are sharing the costs with other users, you end up with fast servers that do not cost you an arm and a leg. This means that improving the speed of your website does not necessarily mean you will have to spend more when it comes to server speed.
What you need to do however is to find the right cloud hosting service that will give you what you are looking for in terms of scalability, security, customer service, and of course, cost. Speed is already a given when it comes to cloud computing, so you also need to assess these other factors in order to get the best deal for what you need