ISP Contract Renewal/Network Upgrade

The time has come for me to renew the contract for HonestRepair’s ISP. As a result we get to take advantage of some infrastructure improvements on their end with no impact to costs on our end.

On paper the new contract increases our incoming bandwidth by a factor of 6.33. Our outgoing bandwidth increased by a factor of 5.6. We have observed real-world increases by a factor of 4.5 – 5.5 so far.

I’ve also revisited the websites performance and managed to decrease most page request sizes down to <310kb with 8 requests for the homepage and 9 for the average blog post. All requests made for scripts, styles, or resources are hosted by us, and we average a 97-99% (A) PageSpeed score from Google and a 94% (A) rating from Yahoo’s YSlow on the eastern seaboard of the United States. We’re still tracker free and using in-house (Google-free) analytics.

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