Loads of spurious requests to my content are using up valuable server time. So how am I supposed to deal with them? [Read more…]
Having spent some time taking performance measurements with PHP 5 I’ve decided to try PHP 7 and run the suite of tests all over again. [Read more…]
A couple of days ago I received a message from my hosting company saying my bandwidth usage was 80%.
Yesterday I received the
Error 509 Bandwidth limit exceeded message.
I increased my allowance then tried to track down the cause of the problem.
It turned out that a site had been hotlinking one of my images… stealing bandwidth.
You know who you are. Don’t do it!
Analysing the performance of your website(s) can take an inordinate amount of time. It often involves many distractions. But at the end of the day, you have to come to some conclusions, which may involve taking some actions.
I’m not quite at the conclusion stage yet. But I do have some preliminary results on my comparison of different hosting solutions; Tentahost (original choice) versus WP Engine and SiteGround.