In case you hadn’t noticed lately, the time it has taken to load a page here has been excruciatingly long. It’s been even worse on the backend. One of the problems is an outdated PHP. There is nothing I can do about it — that is something Misha has to take care of.
Another problem has been that this site did not have an SSL certificate, and was in danger of becoming ‘unavailable’ or blocked by major ISPs for being unsecure. But look, up above. There is now a little padlock in the address bar! I’m guessing Hosting Matters finally got around to applying SSL certs to all of its domains. This was preventing me from adding a cache and hooking it up to a CDN so that it can serve up pages faster for people not logged in.
Sorry, but the back end will still be a bit slower, because I’m not paying extra money to include the back end.
But you know what? Fat lot of good any of this does if none of you are going to actively participate here. It’s not my site, and I wish someone would take over the job of providing regular active content here. If I start running out of ideas, I might resort to posting nudes of myself:
I know, huh. Thanks, I’ve been working out.
Let me know if this page is loading any faster. Also, I had to change the permalink structure on the pages, so if you’ve linked a page, you might need to go back and re-link. Sorry, the CDN required the change.
Let me know.