I have a solution to the Neowin speed problems that Neowin members are writing about here (http://www.neowin.ne...n-as-very-slow/
). It's called Cloudflare (http://cloudflare.com
) and is entirely free. I personally use it, and a lot of webhosting firms recently started using it globally for all of their customer's websites too.
It works by taking over your DNS (Domain Name System) servers, so that their servers handle the traffic instead. This is also called a CDN (Content Delivery Network), and it is what Google and Facebook are using too, in order to distribute network traffic over several servers. They have a server in almost every country, and by taking over your DNS, they automatically redirect the traffic to an appropriate server in the country that isn't overloaded too much. This would also make your website get less overload.
Furthermore, they compress your HTML. Right now, if you click "View source" on this page, the actual data is not compressed at all (sure, it might be GZip compressed without me knowing it due to under-the-hood browser features, but that doesn't give as much).
They also keep your site up. Let's say an error occurs on the website. They then just send the latest working version of Neowin to your users, while you fix the issue. Seen from a development perspective, changes added to the website are registered by Cloudflare in less than a few seconds. Furthermore, they keep your site protected to DDOSing, and other hacking attacks, as well as spammers. All of these functionalities can be toggled on or off if you don't trust them, too.
Now, with all the buzz going on lately about Google penalizing slow websites in the search results SEO (Search Engine Optimization) wise (http://googlewebmast...ch-ranking.html
), I believe it would be a good idea to turn to this solution.
I'm not just an ordinary guy. I'm an experienced developer too, that recently ran a private hosting company through 3 years. If I didn't know much about Cloudflare, I wouldn't be recommending it.