The role of hosting is critical to the speed of your website. Page speed directly impacts user experience; which directly impacts your website’s conversions.
In fact, one of the quickest and easiest wins you can have with page speed, is upgrading from a cheap shared hosting provider to a managed WordPress host. Cheap hosts are good for when you are starting out, but for ultimate performance you can’t match a managed WordPress host. Even our clients who have signed up with a dedicated server or a VPS (Virtual Private Server) struggle to match the performance of a managed host.
~ If you’re running WordPress, check out this article on how to reduce your load time.
Page Speed is a not too uncommon topic around here, a colleague over at hostingfacts.com recently shared one of their infographics with me that does a good job highlighting how your customers view your slow loading website.