So I spent today basically making my personal blog much, much quicker!
I also had a little trouble one day last week when Reddit decided to drop a few (Thousands) visitors at my site, I needed to become Digg Proof!
I went from this at 9am this morning:
To this at half past 3:
I used quite a few things to get the speed down and Traffic Planet hosting was definitely a big part of it:
- I used the WP Super Cache Plugin, Mod Re-Write Enabled.
- I used Traffic Planet Hosting (The $24.99 a month Package)
- I used MaxCDN for content distribution (The $9 a month Package)
- I spent ages with Gimp and TinyPNG making all my images of a decent size (I had some whopper images on my site)
I just wanted to thank Terry for the hosting, it's real good quality and I think it's what I'll be suggesting in work from now on!
You can read my blog post (It's pretty in-depth so grab a Cuppa) here: