doesn’t beat around the bush with its marketing claims, billing itself as the most scalable WordPress platform in the world”. They boast an enviable roster of clients including giants such as Disney, Twitter and Facebook. Our supercharged version of the CentOS operating system is specifically designed to meet a site’s growing needs. With its unheralded ability to isolate and control resource spikes, CloudLinux provides superior site availability. Bluehost ( full benchmark ) performs stellar in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.10 seconds. Its best run was 0.30 s, but has been as bad as 9.17 s. Bluehost’s most recent result on Jun 10 was 2.90 seconds. Bluehost is usually pretty inconsistent with its page speeds – sometimes quicker than other hosts, sometimes slower. Its slowest times are usually when accessed from the east coast. While they do optimize connections and compress images, they fail to set caching properly for repeat views.
Generally, anything under 100 ms is great and good TTFB. Google PageSpeed Insights recommends under 200 ms for server response time. If you are in the 300-500 ms range, this is pretty standard. And if you are over 600 ms, you might have something mis-configured on your server or it might be time to upgrade to a better web stack. Or follow our recommendations below on how to reduce your TTFB. And remember that SSL/TLS negotiation can also be a factor.
So now that we have an address and a place for our website to live, we can dive into how to setup a WordPress website on the server. WordPress is going to be the software that powers your website. But before it can power your website – it needs to be installed on your hosting server.
Earlier, I said that moving a little bit of stuff is just as easy as moving a lot of stuff. You’re about to see what I mean. Let’s go get our metaphorical trucks to move all our metaphorical rave equipment around as if we were faster than a speeding bullet, and stronger than a locomotive. To do that, we need another free software tool: WordPress.