I've been neglecting this blog a little bit recently. So far in 2014 really. But it hadn't escaped my notice that it was running veeerrryyyyyy sssllloooooowwwwwlllllyyyy! Initially I tried just popping CloudFlare in front of it but this site was running so slowly that configuration would fail / timeout each time. In case it should be of any use, here's what I did to speed it up a little. Step 1: Make a Backup! It's a fundamental tenet of IT that you backup before you make a change that has the potential to break things and these changes could break things.…

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