Well, it’s that time of the year again that I realise it’s been a year since my last post and do something with my site again. I figured I was long overdue a server overhaul since I develop all kinds of crap on my web server and it’s gotten bogged down over the years.
I set up a new clean and up-to-date VPS and the speed difference is phenomenal – I’ll let the before & after speak for itself.
Now granted I’ve made a few improvements based on Pingdom’s recommendations, but prior to this I was still scoring a mediocre 3.5 seconds on average.
Not only is speed an issue with the average attention span of a user, according to Microsoft, is just 8 seconds, your website speed will also have a huge impact on your search engine rankings.
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