Crazy Fast Websites

Blazing Fast WordPress Sites, The Easy Way

About This Site
david favor is for you is you have a Website which directly or indirectly puts cash in your pocket.

The aims to tune Websites for sub-second response time, independent of how many visitors arrive at your site. Even into the 1,000,000s/day range.

Sub-second (< 1 second) speed is essential for keeping people on your site.
This is essential to creating + sustaining Website cashflows.

Perusing through my Technical Resume... I notice...
1978 - began my hardware + software hacking exploits and...
1997 - began my Crazy Fast Websites adventure. Whew... a long time...

The is the *Gold Standard* for churning out fast Websites.

This checklist started it's life after my Crazy Fast Website talk at Keith Baxter's - SEO Mastermind in 2011.

Sponsors: Beautiful Business + Book Design Mastermind
Beautiful Busines http://CrazyFastWebsites is sponsored by the following projects...
Website Speed Analysis - Case Studies

The Ezra Firestone Site Case Study is available for free.

The Entire Case Study Database can be accessed via the unlock code in Beautiful Business - Crazy Fast Websites Chapter.

NOTE: - There are currently 2 case studies in the case study database.

Website Speed Analysis

If you'd like to purchase a Speed Analysis - send $197.00 to using account along with your Website link (in the PayPal transaction). I'll do a 15-30 minute video review of your site, then send you a link to a video walk-through of my findings.

These videos usually have 5-10+ points for how to dramatically increase your Website speed.

NOTE: This video only provides information about what to optimize. You'll turn this video over to your Website person to do the actual optimization work. If your Website person is clueless about what's on your video, you can contact me for a quote do the work.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Like a Nearly FREE Website Speed Analysis?

This offer will stay in effect till I have several 100 reviews for my Beautiful Business book, then this offer will disappear. Here's how it works.

  1. Buy A Copy - Of Beautiful Business - $9.99
  2. Post Your Amazon Review
  3. Message Me - using Meetup - which requires you join my Meetup Group. This is essential as messages from Meetup come directly to me (skips my spam filters). I get 1000s of email a day, so if you'd like a response from me, use Meetup.
  4. In Your Message - Include a direct link to your Amazon Review + your Website you'd like me to review. If you post a Well Written Amazon Review, I'll review your site for FREE.
  5. Well Written Review - (example below) Includes a date + specific chapter you reviewed + detailed review. Saying something like "Great book! I love it!" ain't a Well Written Amazon Review.
  6. Ezra Firestone's Site Review - If you post your Well Written Amazon Review before I publish this Site Review, I'll send you the pre-publication link. This is a 40 minute, highly detailed, 10 point review, worth it's weight in Traffic Gold... the additional Gold you'll generate from Traffic staying on your site, once it arrives.

Click for examples of many well written Amazon Reviews.

Example of a Well Written Amazon Review - date + chapter + review

2013-04-29: Chapter 32 " Strategies" is great.

Explains using Meetup for rapid, near zero cost list building.

I love having Meetup contact 100,000s of Meetup Members in my
specific niche... for FREE... every time I start a new project.

Video How-To: Crafting Powerful Amazon Reviews

Using The Crazy Fast Websites Checklist

There are two ways to use this site. If you're a techie or have a great tech team, start through the and implement each item, in the order they appear.

Much better is to use the case studies in Beautiful Business - Crazy Fast Websites Chapter which arranges case studies by...

  1. Common Tuning - Applies to any site, whether it's a Mini Site or Money Site serving static pages or a CMS - Content Management System like or or etc...
  2. Wordpress Tuning - Specific tunings. For example, contrary to popular myth, W3 Total Cache will slow most sites down.
  3. Database Tuning - MySQL + MariaDB (MySQL that works) tunings. Many times these simple tunings will double your WordPress Website speed.
  4. Apache2 Tuning - The release of Apache-2.4.x has made Apache the absolute fastest Web server on the planet, for the first time in years. Knowing how to turn Apache is essential to site speed ups.
  5. PHP5 Tuning
  6. Operating System Tuning - Applies to Dedicated Servers including Cloud Instances. This set of tunings can usually be implemented + tested in 1-2 hours. Many times I've seen this tuning set take a site from 1-3 reqs/sec throughput to 10,000-20,000+ reqs/sec throughput. No joke. These tunings are usually simple Filesystem + TCP/IP tunings that can be completed in a few minutes + after a reboot are up + running.
  7. Tuning Tracking - This is an After Tuning activity, which puts in place a set of software that tracks tuning + ensures tuning is always in effect. This is a complex proposition and to my knowledge I'm one of the few humans that does this. For example, tracking the speed of your server connection to the Internet, to make sure you're getting the connection speed you're paying for. You'd be surprised how often people are paying for high speed connections + getting slow speed connections. Unless you know how to test + track this, you'll never know if you're getting what you paid for.

NOTE: Adding Tuning Case Studies to Beautiful Business is an idea I had as of 2013-04-27, after doing a Site Speed Consultation for the Infamous Uber ECommerce Ninja - Ezra Firestone.

Ezra's Case Study will appear in Beautiful Business Volume 1.14 which will publish shortly.

Additional Case Studies will appear in Beautiful Business future editions.