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Get a Dedicated Server

Optimization Week Issue #38, October 4, 2004

This week we thought a behind-the-scenes look at our new dedicated server would prove illuminating. CWI Hosting's CTO was kind enough to grant permission to quote him, when that fateful email about our overloaded shared server came our way. This article shows how to test your server for performance, what to look for in a hosting provider, and the performance benefits of your own server. One big benefit is that we now use mod_gzip to compress our textual content. We compare the effects of HTTP compression on three home pages.

Get a Dedicated Server
Upgrading to your own server improves performance, reliability, and control over your website. Andy King talks about his experience moving to a dedicated server for WebSiteOptimization.com.