Welcome to the Freecampsites.net Admin weblog! This area has been created in order to improve communication with our users.
After all, you are the ones who make this site great. While there is a comments and suggestions section, as well as an announcements section of the forum, I feel those those are a little impersonal and that this is a better way to keep you informed.
I have been working on speeding up the site. I have seen a couple comments across the Internet saying that freecampsites.net is a great site, but that it’s a little slow. I had not personally noticed it, but I did do some metrics and checked out some test sites. They all pointed to the same thing: sloooow…. For example, Google said the main page took about 11.9 seconds to load before my changes. It claimed that that was about 95% slower than most websites. Ack! That’s not good. I couldn’t have that! With my changes, the main page should load 7x faster, for first time visitors, than it had previously. Google says that it is currently at about 1.7 seconds which is faster than 73% of the other Internet sites that it has measured. Returning users should also see faster load times due to smaller data transfers and more client side caching.
There’s still lots of room for improvement! I made up an optimization “to do list” and have been moving through it. No one wants to wait on a website; least of all me.
Please tell us about your experiences. Is freecampsites.net unbearably slow? Did you often get frustrated and give up on the site? Did it run blazing fast for you? Are there certain areas of the site you find/found slower than others?
Your feedback will help us improve the site!