but not in the USA, all my Dreamhost - hosted sites are sllllooooooowwww as molasses for my friend in Italy.
I just spoke with him and he was complaining about it.
He says everything else is very fast EXCEPT for the two sites of mine that he visits. Because they are so slow, he does not go to them any more.
He says that 2 years ago they were fine but over the last 2 years they got slower and slower.
All my web pages are actually optimized for dialup users so they are not loaded with cruft or external calls from other ad sites or something.
They are pretty zippy. But I can't explain why they load so slow for him when everything else (so he says) loads super fast.
More tubes to go through? (or less tubes?)
More overall internet traffic in the last few years so those outside USA suffer because of a lack of transcontinental bandwidth?
I would ask him to PING the sites or maybe do a Traceroute, but he does not know how to do that, he just clicks things and I use a Mac and he uses some Windows thing.