[hackerspaces] Go Daddy
shirley at velochicdesign.com
Thu Jan 16 06:29:59 CET 2014
Turn on the CDN option for CloudFlare on. I think you'll be pleased with the difference. Content distribution networks push your content out to server farm caches closer to where your users are accessing it. Also run YSlow and use GoDaddy's P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) (yeah, I know :) to check which plug-ins are chewing bandwidth. You may want to look for more compact, better written, and speedier options.
With regards to wikis - we had a massive spam problem on ours due to ignorance on our part (me and the other admin learned fast). We didn't really get performance improvements after the spam cleanup until I went through the database and cleaned out the change records for all the deleted pages. Took the change history from a couple of Gb down to 300kB. Can you say "sparse array"? I knew you could. But it gave us a HUGE performance improvement.
-- Shirley Hicks
Web admin, Red Mountain Makers
5502 1st Ave N, B'ham AL
On Jan 15, 2014, at 11:15 PM, bownes wrote:
> Interesting. We are about to can Dreamhost because our site is so slow.
> On Jan 16, 2014, at 0:05, Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com> wrote:
>> Have been quite happy with Dreamhost.com for seven years.
>> We host http://www.redmountainmakers.org (Birmingham, AL) there.
>> I love their content distribution service - contributes nicely to the speed of page delivery on our wordpress site and our wiki.
>> It helps to be a bit technical as most of their tech support is via wiki, with additional support available via chat.
>> I've actually talked to a human about once every six months or so.
>> -- Shirley Hicks
>> Wed admin, Red Mountain Makers
>> 5502 1st Ave N, B'ham AL
>> On Jan 15, 2014, at 10:24 PM, john lunger wrote:
>>> Lost our website. I wanted to transfer my website on their webbuilder site on my godaddy account to another godaddy account on Monday night and they said it should not be a problem and the website will be down for 24 hours and they would email me back when done. No email and our website is still down. We are in the USA. Hayhackers is our hackerspace. I have been on the phone for an hour with them now and they are passing me around representives after representatives and putting me on hold multiple times. No straight answer and they are telling me they have sent some notification saying they have elevated it and will have to wait 72 hours to find the data blah blah. 8 months of work and then they lost everything....About ready to cancel my account with them but want to give them one more chance to find the website in 72 hours. Can't give me a direct number to contact someone regarding this in the future. I am asking for a discount right now because of the 72 hour wait they are putting me through.
>>> Can someone recommend me a better hosting site and web builder program. Can someone hack into their system and find this for me?
>>> Carolyn and John
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