Believe it or not, our disks have one of the fastest write speeds available and in normal circumstances upload and download speeds should fly. So why don’t they?
Fo your own security and for that of every other user, every file that is added to your hosting account is scanned for potential malware This includes updates to themes, plugins and the WordPress core files. This slows the updating process down. Not by much though, but it will certainly be noticeable.
While we understand that this may be just a little frustrating, we’re sure you’ll appreciate the security payoff.