A web host I'm considering quotes their server connection speed for their basic package as '15Mb/s burstable.' They offer an upgrade to a more expensive package with a '35Mb/s burstable' speed.
I also understand that 10Mb/s connections seem to be common with shared hosting, that 100Mb/s are more common with dedicated hosting, and that some hosts advertise connection speeds of 1000Mb/s.
What difference does network connection speed make to website visitors and general site performance? More specifically:
- How can I evaluate what connection speed I'll need for a particular project?
- What sort of projects need large connection speeds, and what sort will be fine on smaller ones?
- What are the signs that I need to upgrade to a server with a faster connection speed?