Advomatic plus Mercury is Fast

Coming out of the SF DrupalCon Cloud Hosting session, I had been looking for a hosted Mercury solution. I was waiting for Chapter Three's Panteon Mercury solution, but it has been in private beta for months.

Then I saw that Advomatic has launched a hosted Mercury solution, so I checked it out.

I will let the data speak for itself concerning the speed improvement's seen by my private Dog parks website. Here is the graph and it is easy to see when I move the hosting over.

Dog Park USA speed graph

And beyond that, it was very simple to move over the site. Just merged my Drupal 6 install into a Drupal Pressflow install, added and installed the memcache and varnish modules, and watched the load times drop.

Even if your site only has thousands of visitors a day, give them a faster site.

Thanks for sharing this

Thanks for sharing this info.

Question:
how "speed graph" image was generated? Is it some service?

it is from google webmaster

it is from google webmaster tools

Yes, you are correct, it is

Yes, you are correct, it is from Google's Webmaster Tools. I should have mentioned that in the post.

Linode is offering Pantheon

Linode is offering Pantheon Mercury hosting also
http://www.linode.com/stackscripts/
I haven't tried it so I can't make any recommendations pro or con.

Hey Greg, Thanks for the plug

Hey Greg,

Thanks for the plug and displaying the results of your work hosted on our VPS line. We're gonna have to find a way to thank you properly for sharing your results. :)

If anyone else is interested in signing up for our Mercury program, for the next to weeks you can use the coupon code GMANFTW to get your first month of Mercury free.

Cheers,

Adam @ Advomatic