Theres a lot of articles <a href="http://www.sitepoint.com/subcat/server-side">over here at SitePoint</a> giving tips on making your server faster for your users. i have to go though this my self. since moving my site inhouse, i have to make the whole thing a lot faster. its not that the server is slow, its my internet connection that isent really fast. at 256k upload, it has its problems. that being siad, im looking at getting a second 1mb cable modem connection which will being upload to 512k. anyway, check out the articles.