EXPERIMENT IN PROGRESS! READ THIS CAREFULLY In order to speed up the website, I have ordered a new high-end server that will come in addition to the existing 2. The 3 servers work in cooperation and exchange data constantly. Since I have only started configuring the server today, synchronization between the servers may not work on many levels. For example: 1) You are using server #1. You just posted a shout in the shoutbox. 2) Everyone that's using server #1 can see your shout 3) Everyone that's using server #2 cannot see the shout because it was posted on server 1 (and synchronization is not in place) SAME FOR AVATARS/PHOTOS! 1) You are using server #1. You just uploaded your photo. 2) Your photo is uploaded to server #1, but is not present on server #2. 3) Everyone that's using server #2 cannot see your photo. Fixed HOMEPAGE/PORTAL ... is being worked on to optimize the loading speeds. I have applied a few fixes that should improve the overall loading time. OK --------- Problems remain with: - shoutbox - caching in different places - [...] --------- Who decides who gets to use server #1 or #2 ? it's just based on your IP address. IF this experiment is successful and it speeds up the site as much as I expect, we will keep this configuration and we will work on optimizing synchronization between the servers. In the meantime we need feedback regarding the site speed.