I know I keep fiddling, but I'm determined to make the increasingly bloated ARRSE faster and have achieved quite a lot since yesterday. Anyway, one of the options is something called Cloudflare. www.cloudflare.com for those interested. It has some very good security benefits, but the main thing is that it holds local copies of site pages supposedly in a worldwide network of servers, then sends them out. A Content Delivery Network with bells and whistles basically. However... when I tried this a couple of days back we got some reports of the site being very slow. I've just turned it on again, so any opinions about 'fast','normal','slow' appreciated. Ideally pull up a page from https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum.php a couple of times to get a feel if it's your connection if in doubt. One more point - pages load much faster on the second go. A page of ARRSE is likely to take 6s first time. Next time round it should be 2 or 3 because your browser has cached a load of stuff. Doing Ctrl F5 should cause a complete reload and take about 6s. My aim is to get this figure down.