3x better performance/handling Helping to improve your online presence.
Here is what the new spring 🌻 updates bring:
- Major security enhancements to secure your website from hackers.
- Brotli Compression for better performance.
- Upgraded server hardware (completed mid-2021).
We are a tad bit early on our Spring update release, but we just couldn’t wait and wanted you to get the best features sooner, rather than later! We have been busy behind-the-scenes working on optimizations, security enhancements, and of course maintaining updates on all your lovely websites.
Major security upgrades: Without getting into the nitty-gritty, we made some huge advancements in hardening our server and making improvements.
Brotli Compression: Out with the old and in with the new! We swapped our gzip compression with Brotli. Brotli was developed by Google and offers better compression for all of your files hosted on our server. This means you get:
- HTML files are 21% smaller than gzip(1).
- CSS files are 17% smaller than gzip(1).
(1)Percentages by reference here.
Server Hardware Upgrade: We switched and upgraded our server to utilize more disk space, RAM, and CPU power. All of these upgrades were actually done in 2021, however, it took some time for us to complete and finalize the software side of things to get back up to speed with our high tech standards. We also swapped out Apache with NGINX for up to 3x better performance!
Finally, I just wanted to take the time to say thank you so much to those who support small businesses and use My Cool Design for their online web needs, we are truly grateful and appreciative. If you are not already using My Cool Design and need a website, whether it’s a redesign or if you are new, please contact us to get started.