Tracert from EU, really slow


#1

Hey guys!
I have a domain on dreamhost since 2008, and our website is kind of small-medium size (100.000 pageviews/month).

Lot of people here in Italy are complaining about the speed of our website. Yes, yes, i know, the website is not really optimized, we are in the other face of the earth and so on, but actually the slow-problem is also on the ftp-client.

This is the tracert from my place

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
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C:\Users****>tracert www.ishotpix.com

Tracing route to www.ishotpix.com [67.205.48.24]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 24 ms 24 ms 22 ms 23.252.176.1
2 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms 10.1.231.90
3 24 ms 24 ms 23 ms 10.251.161.201
4 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms 10.251.156.22
5 23 ms 23 ms 23 ms 10.251.157.1
6 23 ms 23 ms 23 ms 93-40-113-129.ip38.fastwebnet.it [93.40.113.129]

7 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms 93-40-107-212.ip38.fastwebnet.it [93.40.107.212]

8 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms 93-40-94-195.ip38.fastwebnet.it [93.40.94.195]
9 23 ms 24 ms 25 ms 93-40-141-22.ip39.fastwebnet.it [93.40.141.22]
10 23 ms 23 ms 24 ms 93-40-96-93.ip38.fastwebnet.it [93.40.96.93]
11 24 ms 23 ms 23 ms 89.97.200.110
12 33 ms 34 ms 34 ms 89.97.200.254
13 34 ms 34 ms 33 ms 89.96.200.225
14 34 ms 33 ms 34 ms 81-208-50-118.ip.fastwebnet.it [81.208.50.118]
15 170 ms 216 ms 223 ms te1-3.ccr01.mil01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.1.154]
16 40 ms 41 ms 40 ms te2-2.ccr01.str01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.3.17]
17 44 ms 43 ms 44 ms te0-0-0-2.ccr22.fra03.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.49.129]
18 54 ms 54 ms 56 ms te3-7.ccr02.par01.atlas.cogentco.com [130.117.2.138]
19 131 ms 131 ms 131 ms te9-1.ccr02.iad01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.77]
20 140 ms 140 ms 138 ms te0-2-0-4.ccr22.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.7.157]
21 146 ms 146 ms 146 ms te4-2.ccr02.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.28.229]
22 160 ms 160 ms 161 ms te7-3.ccr02.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.90]
23 201 ms 201 ms 201 ms te2-2.ccr02.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [66.28.4.238]
24 196 ms 196 ms 196 ms te8-1.mpd03.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.28.146]
25 201 ms 200 ms 202 ms 38.104.230.10
26 198 ms 338 ms 198 ms ip-66-33-201-115.dreamhost.com [66.33.201.115]
27 197 ms 197 ms 196 ms apache2-cid.escobar.dreamhost.com [67.205.48.24]

Trace complete.

Is there anything i can do about this?
If there is no solution i probably have to change the hosting with another service and i’m really not happy about that (dreamhost is perfect for a lot of reason… but the speed…)

Thanks in advantage


#2

You cannot do much about the speed of light - a server in Los Angeles will have a ping time somewhat like the one you get.

But it should be a minor thing. Your problem is more likely the amount of stuff on the page. Your first page requires more than 1 MB of network traffic.