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  1. #1
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    Images taking a while to load - web forwarding the cause?


    I have bought a .com name with a company, and I upload my website to a free webhost.

    I use web forwarding so my .com is direct to my particular free webhost name.

    When I go to my .com online, it seems to take a while for the images to load up quickly, they are only small 1-3kb gifs for the background.

    I have mentioned this to a friend and he seems to think it is basically because the .com has to go to the urls from the free webhost to load the images, and if I hosted my files at the .com site, they would pop up quickly.

    Is this correct? Or is it another problem?

  • #2
    Senior Coder
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    Nov 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
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    More likely it's because with free webhosting you get what you pay for. You're probably sharing a tightly-packed server with a lot of other traffic.


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