Re: How to evaluate server speed?
I would say if it seems slow to you now, it is going to seem slow to your users. especially when you have more of them. There’s a lot more to a good host than just the speed it takes to execute a bunch of queries, although that can point to a problem. My point is, there can be other problems that will not show up using just these diagnostics.
Do you have any information about the host, their connection to the Internet, the hardware they are using, the number of other websites on the shared machine? Do you have a link to your forum so others can see the speed you’re seeing? So you have shell access where you can run a command like