Instead of building and running their own data center and network infrastructure, HostForWeb mainly relies on Equinix for these facilities. As is known, Equinix is trusted by thousands of businesses and enterprises due to the great reliability and network connectivity.
However, among the 100+ facilities of Equinix, HostForWeb uses only one which is located in Chicago. This data center, along with the Juniper routers and Cisco switches, is able to guarantee good speed for users on the east coast and middle-east area of the US, but it is not enough for the west coast and the rest locations in the world.
In fact, HostForWeb also offers a secondary data center location – Netherlands – to meet the demands of European users, but this data center is said to be a little bit slow.
Generally speaking, the speed HostForWeb delivers is good with server responses taking approximately 430ms and page loads consuming 2.5 seconds. These figures come from our monitoring, and you can see the recent records of the server response time in below.
Among the web hosts we have reviewed, those fast ones, such as InMotion Hosting
, consume half the time for server response. So we cannot say the results of HostForWeb are exciting.