State of Site5: June 2011

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Happy summertime! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the fall already because it’s already hot here in Texas. 🙂

We post a State of Site5 update once a month to let our current and future customers hear about what we’re working on and give a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our company.

  • We have resumed migrations of customers on older servers to brand new hardware. These migrations are expected to continue throughout the summer and into the fall.
  • We will begin offering Singapore as a location option for shared hosting, reseller hosting, and VPS hosting very soon!
  • SiteAdmin 2.0 has been deployed to all shared customers with the exception of those servers utilizing our centralized email system. We are still working on the process of converting those servers back to local email, and once that is complete, we will deploy SiteAdmin 2.0 to those servers.
  • We have released a new free premium WordPress theme!

FrontPage Support

Site5 has decided to begin phasing out FrontPage Extension support. Microsoft quit releasing FrontPage in 2003 and stopped supporting server-side extensions in 2006. As it is now five years beyond their end-of-life, it is time to remove extensions from our servers.

Please note that we actually have silently started this process with SiteAdmin 2.0. Only those users with FrontPage extensions enabled can even see relevant FrontPage functions within SiteAdmin 2.0.

We will be permanently removing FrontPage Extensions in early September 2011. This doesn’t necessarily mean you can no longer use FrontPage to design your websites. It does mean though that the more advanced and extension-specific features will stop working.

If you have any questions regarding this, by all means please contact our Support team and we’ll be happy to answer them.

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Ask Site5

Each month, I’m answering one user-submitted question, and if that user is a customer, their account will be credited with $ 10 that can be used towards future invoices and/or purchases with us (ie, it’s not redeemable for cash). As for stipulations on the questions that can be asked.. anything goes! Keep in mind though that only the questions that are most appealing to the widest audience will be selected. They shouldn’t be only applicable to your own account! So, start sending in your questions to asksite5@site5.com being sure to include your account number or domain name with your email if you’re a customer!

This month’s question comes from Andreas:

What is the ultimate php.ini or .htaccess for page speed optimization?

Another great question this month! Unfortunately, there isn’t a magic php.ini or .htaccess that will optimize page speeds. Instead, here some general tips to help:

  • Use caching plugins for scripts such as WordPress to reduce the delays required by database queries.
  • Compress images as much as possible.
  • Shrink CSS and javascript files whenever possible.

There are lots of other tips as well. If you have one that I didn’t mention, comment on this entry and share with everyone!

Thanks for the question Andreas! Your account has been credited $ 10. 🙂

As always, if you have any questions please post in the comments or on the official post in the forum. Thanks for your continued business and support!

Thanks to Site5 for this post! Site5 provides web hosting, reseller hosting, and managed dedicated servers for webmasters, coders, designers, businesses, and creative people!

State of Site5: June 2011

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