The survey indicated that 82 percent of UK internet users won't wait for more than a minute for a website to load, 53 percent switch to an alternative source after 30 seconds, and 25 percent after only 10 seconds.
Women are more patient with websites than men. More than 20 percent of women are prepared to wait between one and five minutes, compared to just 9 percent of men.
However, the survey indicates that women are prepared to wait longer for a website to load, but they were more likely to get short tempered or feel aggressive in their actions when faced with a slow website.
Women are also more reluctant than men to inform the owner of a website of any problems. 1&1 Internet, is the world's largest web host by known servers and Europe's largest domain name register.