John McDonald

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And Suddenly Dreamhost Speeds Up

September 16th, 2009

Oddly enough, the Dreamhost speed issue I had recently blogged about seems to have completely resolved itself.  Two or three seconds of extra time when you’re loading a page may not seem like a lot, but it is definitely noticeable enough to influence user behavior.  Its also a pain to go through submissions on a Pligg site and try to weed out the spam from the semi-legit contributions.

But whatever it was, a few days of an extra second or two of lag is still the worst experience during my time hosting sites on Dreamhost.  I’d say that’s a pretty good track record, and I’m looking forward to the next few years of speedy service 🙂

Heck, I still don’t even know that it was anything on the host’s end.  There very well could have been a problem with Comcast or any of the hops in between Comcast and DH’s data warehouse in California.  There’s a whole country worth of “internet tubes” in between us, after all. As with air travel, a lot of the internet data out of Jacksonville gets tied up with long lines and waits in Atlanta.

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