Finally moved everything to WebFaction

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I’ve been slowly moving all of my domains to be served from WebFaction. I was on Dreamhost and things were kind of slow. I opened up an account at WebFaction and was using Alertfox to test load speeds between the two hosts (I had setup similar software on both sites). WebFaction was probably ~20% faster than Dreamhost. Dreamhost load times for my WordPress blog ranged from 700 – 1100 ms. WebFaction load times were 500 – 800 ms. So, generally faster.

I’ve finally moved this blog, the last bits to transfer, to WebFaction. The performance of my WordPress blog is faster, but it’s still not instant. I guess that’s to be expected from shared hosting.

Anyhow, Dreamhost was good to me, but I thought it was time for a change. I’ve also been looking at things such as Slicehost and Linode for VPS hosting. I might try those out just to play around with the administration of virtual servers. I want to give WebFaction a go for a year.