That was the reaction of a visitor to my Web site today.
The folks behind the DNS service I’ve been using for 15 years — easyDNS — offered me the chance to try out their new Wordpress hosting service, easyPress.
I first said no. After all, just short of a year ago, I setup a rock solid, superfast server over at Linode, with all the latest in high speed WordPress support. I wrote a lengthy blog post about it. The thing was optimized to run with all the latest tools and tricks, include such things as Varnish cacheing and other complex methods of just getting about as much performance out of a Wordpress site as you could get. I was pretty proud of my setup.
And it certainly has performed wonderfully. I had pretty good page load times of 2 to 3 seconds. So I thought I was in good shape!
The folks at easyPress / easyDNS suggested I might want to try it out anyways. So I did. For the last two weeks, I’ve been fooling around, comparing their service to my optimized site.
I came to the conclusion — they won! The performance they get on their system just blew me away in terms of speed.
And so about 5pm yesterday, I pulled the plug, so to speak, and moved all of JimCarroll.com over to easyPress.
If you are serious about your WordPress blog — and need super high speed page rendering times, blazing fast page load times, and great service, then these folks are for you.
You can get on board by clicking on the image above and registering your email address. You won’t regret it!