i was wondering if anyone has done any research into web host speed?
i have entered the same flash web site on 3 different hosts, .swf file 1.83mb with fancy preloader for this test, plus a 42.3mb video (they wanted quality video) and i got 3 very different results, http://www.hallcross.co.uk/Fleet/index3.html
to view the video > concept > video, even playback varies on the different hosts
of cause they all boast about high speed servers, but this is obviously not true, my question is, how can i find a hosts speed before i buy a permanent host for this site?
the host site the customer bought space on doesn't even support .swf files
anyone else done any research? could anyone point me at a high speed reasonably priced host?