This post is to let all our valued readers and subscribers know that we have heard concerns from some of you, and addressed them. Lately we had been hearing from readers that page loading times had slowed to a crawl on Average Joe Cyclist. We have just taken major steps to fix this problem.
Basically, we have moved the entire AJC website to a brand new server and hosting company, who are able to give us loading times ten times as fast. It was a nerve-wracking process for us, because we love our blog and have devoted ten years of work to it. We were naturally terrified that something would go wrong as we moved what is now a vast database through the clouds.
In any event, it all seems to be working just fine. And we have these wonderfully improved loading times!
The hosting company you choose is crucial to the speed and therefore the success of your blog. You can read about website hosting at Mango Matter Media here. That post evaluates the comparative speeds of various web hosting services in Canada.
There are still a couple of minor tweaks that we can implement to improve loading times still further, so we hope to see even further improvements over the next few weeks.
Of course, we did not do this on our own, because we are not computer geniuses. I just want to give a HUGE shout out to Jerry Wang at 2Bear Studio, who managed this entire process for us and gave advice and encouragement to prevent me having a nervous breakdown. After my wife and family, Jerry is the best thing that ever happened to me!
We noticed one of two minor things that did not go quite right in the migration, and have fixed them. But with so many posts, it is impossible for us to check every one. After all, the entire business is just me and Maggie! If you notice anything that is not working as expected, please contact Maggie and let her know so we can fix it. We want you to have the best possible experience with our site.
Thanks to all of you who have stuck with us through bad times and good times. We expect the future to be even better!
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