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Read the forum and you will find a discussion about this already going on.
We have finished another round of optimisations - this time focus was on the SQL database. We have updated all the main tables and indexes for more efficient use of some data types. This should speed up the server time - not download times necessarily.
freitasm: Seriously, 2 GB wouldn't even start our day...
Our current hosting withg ICONZ is good. It provides some good support and is reliable. There are two reasons why we host images overseas:
1. We wanted a second server to allow for faster downloads. Your browser will be able to download images from our server in the U.S. while downloading CSS and other files from our local server.
2. The cost of a second server in New Zealand would be too high
Back in 2006 we had a DDoS and that cost us about $10,000 in a single month. We since have moved to a more affordable unlimited plan - but you can imagine the monthyl costs for this.
Google is usually really fast - I have no problems loading this on my TelstraClear connection or over CDMA Mobile Broadband.
I am on Vista Ultimate with Firefox, I just tried IE7 and it is much better...which is surprising
No, it is not surprising. Do you have any Firefox ad blocker? Those ad blocker software cause more trouble than help, really. They slow things down - a lot.