Web Hosting with PlanetStream
Fast broadband connections are available to the average browser now more than ever. This means end users expect every site they visit to be fast, and if it isn't they leave. This expectancy of fast delivery coupled with the short attention span of the average user means that competition is fierce, largely because these shoppers know that in most cases they can find someone else on the Internet who would love their custom and won't make them wait.
There are many things that can cause your web site to perform below its potential including slow loading scripts, traffic spikes, inadequate web hosts or even a substandard CDN. If it wasn't enough that this will frustrate your visitors and cause them to leave, the major search engines are now penalising sites that load too slowly using new algorithms such as Google Caffeine. This alone should be enough to put the frighteners on anyone whose web site is a big part of their business.
But there is hope, by using PlanetStream's global Content Delivery Network (CDN) to host your web site you can accelerate it to the point where it is ready for anything. This means web pages that really pop, high quality media that plays when the user wants it to and doesn't stop just at that critical moment and lightening fast file downloads wherever they are on the planet.
When everything on your web site performs to the highest quality you're rewarded with happy visitors - and happy search engines, which in turn deliver more visitors!
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The majority of web sites deliver their files from the same server in one location, which is then perhaps supplemented by some audio, video or applications from others. This can make putting your site together in one coherent piece a complicated matter when you consider the endless locations in which your end user might be.
What makes your web site stand above the rest when using our CDN is that your content and page elements become optimised for the fastest possible delivery regardless of where in the world your end user is located.
The two most important factors in how fast your visitors will experience your site are geographical and network proximity. However there are others: whether something is better served from disk or from RAM; "flash crowds" (unexpected spikes in user demand); and of course there are sometimes dips in traffic too. Our global network is designed with all of this in mind meaning that your site will always operate at peak efficiency.