Webhost Migration

After about 10 years with Bluehost (2007-2017), I finally decided to switch hosting providers.  Bluehost has served me decently over all these years.  I can’t say I’d been 100% happy with them, but they did server their purpose.  However, due to various reasons (performance, quality, service, etc.), I’ve finally decided to switch hosting providers…

Using a VPS for email hosting

There’s a number of reasons you might want to how your own email server.  For me, it’s mostly about control.  I want to make sure I always have access to all my information.  And having lived through the early days of the Internet back in the early 90’s, I’ve lived through many transitions away from […]

Web Server Optimization

The following is a jumbled list of things to keep in mind when optimizing websites: HTTP Server Configuration On HTTP Compression: http://zoompf.com/blog/2012/02/lose-the-wait-http-compression See the HTML5 boilerplate .htaccess file: https://github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/blob/master/.htaccess Free Web Server Performance Scanning Services GTmetrix cleanly shows areas of improvement, grades, and offers detailed suggestions for improvement based on your code. PingDom offers a free slick website […]