There is a common misconception that bandwidth is the same as internet speed. Bandwidth refers to how much data can be emitted in a second. It does not mean
you will have a download speed of 100 megabits per second if your Internet provider offers you 100 Mbps, but that you can receive 100 megabits per second if you have a 100 Mbps connection.
What is hosting latency?
The amount of time it takes to deliver data from one machine to another is known as latency. It’s also known as the time between when information is transferred from the server and when it reaches the client. Network latency is the time it takes for a request to go from the sender to the receiver and for the recipient to process it.
5 Ways to Reduce Latency
- Reduce the number of HTTP requests
When a browser requests your website’s content (files, media, and code), HTTP requests are made. An HTTP request is issued for each file obtained from the server and displayed in a browser. Free web tools such as GT Metrix, Y Slow, and Google Page Speed are available. You may assess your website’s load time and obtain advice for reducing latency using any of these tools.
- Utilizing a CDN
The distance between the clients making a request and the servers replying to that request is important, as we noted before. By caching materials in several places throughout the world, a CDN (content delivery network) helps provide resources closer to the user. After those resources have been cached, a user’s request will only need to go to the nearest Point of Presence to receive the data, rather than returning
to the origin server each time.
- Use a dependable and fast web hosting service.
Ascertain that your hosting provider is familiar with your online users’ needs. It is vital to guarantee that server response times are consistent and rapid. To do this, you’ll need to invest in a high-performance server. Free web hosting, inadequate hosting companies with little or no support, and pooled resources all contribute to slower servers.
- Track your PHP use.
The more tasks a server must perform in order to provide a page to a visitor, the slower it becomes. If you’re running a PHP script, make sure it’s not wasting
resources on non-essential activities. Ensure that PHP is up to date. Many hosting companies do not automatically update PHP. A website that is still using PHP 5 will respond slower than one that is using PHP 7.
- Prefetching techniques
Prefetching web resources do not always result in a reduction in latency. It does, however, increase the perceived performance of your website. When prefetching is enabled, latency-intensive procedures take place in the background while the user browses a certain page.
Since we discussed latency earlier, its importance when it comes to loading data from one system to another is obvious. As a result, low latency is important for
transferring information in real time, and our article contains instructions on how to reduce latency.
Moreover, we at it4int offer our all dedicated servers and VPS servers with low latency, so when you are choosing us, latency won’t disturb your hosting experience.
With our service, you can host your server without any issues.