For some reason my webserver has been acting rather slow. So I implemented some speed up technology. I reduced the requests the HTML makes to render the page. I increased the default caching amount for mySQL and PHP to allow for faster execution of the web application that drives this page. I also enabled caching for pages so for example. Before you would come to this page. This would call 4 pages to call some more pages to bring up this page. While calling the mySQL database to render the page. Well now it still makes all those calls unless something has changed since the last time it called the page. So you will get a faster response time. The things that will cause a bit of delay are processing logins and all that jazz. For some reason the mySQL server I am sharing is just getting hit way to much. That will involve further research on my end but I figured I would handle the php and HTML caching aspects now to reduce some delay.
Earlier today pages were taking between 8-23 seconds to load. Now they are down to about 5. In a perfect world this would be 1-2 seconds. Since most users will only wait about 4 seconds for a page to load. Except in the case of myspace. Users accept a default amount of errors that they wouldn’t tolerate with eBay or Amazon or any other site. You myspace junkies confuse me constantly.
Thanks for the comments on Facebook Sally. Michelle always dig the comments thanks for the IM’s when I am at work. To those that e-mail you can use a fake name you know to comment. 😉
As with other things I don’t have a good way to end this so I will close with. You were lucky enough to wake up today. How did you make today valuable to existence?