The graph page on HostGraphs is the key to understanding which web hosting provider is better than others. The graphs allow you to see Response Time all the web hosting companies, in a visual way, to see their trends over time.
Each of the individual response times for any given moment are not as important as comparing them to each other over time. It is the trend, whether it is for daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly, that is important. This trend shows you which web hosting company is consistently performing good or poorly.
Adding a New Web Hosting Provider to the Graph
At the top of the screen is a drop down list with all the web hosting companies listed. Simply click and select a new company, or click and start typing a few letters to find the name of the provider. The graph will automatically gather the stats and show them to you in the graph.
By default Google is included as a baseline in all of the graphs. Google, with its vast supply of available web servers and high bandwidth pipes, is always the fastest website the gather response time information for. Don’t expect any of the web hosting providers, or your own website for that matter, to ever be able to beat Google out in response time.
Within the HostGraphs web hosting provider biography pages you are not allowed to see more than the graph of Google and the hosting provider you are viewing the biography for. This helps you to focus on the provider you are inspecting without the noise of the other hosting providers numbers.
Removing a Web Hosting Provider from the Graph
In the legend of the graph in the upper right hand corner is the legend explaining the color of the hosting provider in the graph next to their names. There is a black X in front of their names as well – clicking the X will remove the provider from the graph.
Changing the Time Period
There are four options available to view the web hosting provider average response time for. They are daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. To see how a provider ranks up against the other providers and trend its rise or fall in the ranks, please visit the Response Time
The daily graph shows you, for the past 24 hours, the average response times for each hour. The weekly graph shows you, for the past 7 days, the average per day of the network response times. The monthly graph shows you, for the past 30 days, the average per day of the network response times. The yearly graph shows you, for the past 365 days, the average per day of the network response times.