Statistics on how leaving Media Temple has improved website performance.
I could ping my site just fine:
Since I moved from a US Provider to a European Provider the response times are normal.
But when you look at polling the HTTP response:
Thats three or four seconds for a HTTP response.
And now the HTTP response is typically less than 500 ms. Given how cheap my hosting is, I can live with the variable hosting.
Statistics are from a free online monitoring tool mon.itor.us. Good stuff.