Today, I spent several hours shaving about half a second off our average load time! By my measurements, we’re now at somewhere around .29 – .33 seconds for the homepage to load. According to Google, this puts us among the 1-2% of fastest sites! Once we start getting serious amounts of traffic, we’ll have to make some hardware upgrades to stay this fast, but we’ve got a great foundation now.
Here’s a chart showing ContentBoxer compared to several other sites:
and here’s another good one:
and one more, just for fun!