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Site Update

Updates and Optimizations
Jun 23, 2020, 07:46 PM
Updated to PHP 7.4... more speed. :)

Also optimized SSL configuration to ensure only modern security schemes are allowed. No TLS v1.3, though... my OS build doesn't fully support a recent enough version of OpenSSL.

The "pretty urls" were dropped from Links, Gallery, and Forum. No one really sees URLs anymore, and it was just another action slowing down the site.

Since the previous update, I also moved to Brotli compression over gzip (gzip still supported where needed). It was another little performance boost.

New Web Host
Aug 17, 2019, 02:41 PM
Just completed migration to Hostinger for web hosting. Chose them for low cost and extreme flexibility on their VPS platform. I am now running Nginx as the server and PHP 7.3 for processing.

Web site should now be faster than ever and also very secure.

Lighter & Faster
Jul 26, 2019, 06:05 AM
Moved the site server engine to nginx. Significantly improves page delivery. Replaced all jQuery code on the Home page with vanilla JavaScript. This removed the jQuery library, adding yet another performance enhancement (both load and execution).

The site is now faster than ever and uses less bandwidth.