I have been playing around with Magento on some really dirt cheap hosting plans from https://www.gigapros.com
I thought I would use them to play around with the settings on Magento and learn how to use it properly before opening up a full store.
The thing is, It seems to be VERY slow. It takes about 5 seconds from clicking to having the page load, even on my super fast broadband.
I have seen other magento shops that are slow, and others that seem normal speed.
I have done various performance things like enabling Gzip and Caching and things, but even with a few products it still takes 5 seconds per click.
From what I understand, the only real way to speed up Magento is to move to a better host.
Do any of you have hosts that you recommend as fast (perhaps with links to your magento site so I can compare speeds) that are based in the UK as my store will only be selling to UK customers.....
thanks so much