Is There A Difference Between Performance And Site Load Times?

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Joseph Palumbo | June 13, 2013 3:00 pm

This week kicks off a new series called “Cloud Questions You Didn’t Even Know You Had.” I want to discuss some topics that folks might not even consider as they look toward taking advantage of the cloud.

Here’s the first question: is performance different than load times? Many folks think of the two as the same thing, but they are actually different. Increasing resources to your Cloud Server[1] will almost always raise your costs, but will not always improve load times. And load times are what most people consider to be performance.

But did you know that there is one way you can leverage the cloud to serve content quickly to your visitors without having to beef up the performance of your server? In the video below[2], I talk about not only how you can save on your hosting bill, but also how you can speed up your website load times. The best part is that it works for all hosting environments, whether you have an all cloud, all dedicated or hybrid cloud[3] solution.

 

Endnotes:
  1. Cloud Server: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/
  2. video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P23O1i3Kq3c
  3. hybrid cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/hybrid/

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