[thelist] Website speed smart practices (was gzip and far future expires header )

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Wed Feb 4 20:38:15 CST 2009

Hi Bob,

Bob Meetin wrote:
> Well there have been a couple more interesting developments with the 
> website speed thread.  My website is hosted in a common shared hosting 
> arrangement [...]
> To switch to a dedicated server the cost would climbs to about $175/month. 

FYI: evolt is hosted on a $69/month dedicated server (at 
www.theplanet.com). Of course that price buys you an extremely low-end 
machine but we do have it all to ourselves.

We even recently took advantage of a sale they were running 
[https://www.theplanet.com/servers/outlet.aspx] and "traded down" to a 
$53/month server with similar specs.

Both machines were 1.7ghz Celerons with an 80Gig drive, a gig of ram and 
    more terabytes of bandwidth per month than we'll probably ever need 
:-) and The Planet's network performance has always been very reliable.

Hope this helps!


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