Don’t make your users wait unnecessarily. For example, a page where you generate a PDF and send it to someone else. Hand the job off to an asynchronous process and move on.
Posting a video on your website is quite simple, but “Streaming” a video is not as easy as you might expect. There are a variety of services, such as YouTube, that do this for you, but they are not exactly what you want on your professional website. Beyond that, it can really slam your site to have a large video get downloaded by a lot of people.
Finally, if you have a large video, it is nice to be able to skip to the middle rather than sit around and wait for the entire thing to load. Streaming servers take care of this problem for you. Amazon’s CloudFront service is key.
Here’s a quick tutorial for how to do it.
Today, ZoneEdit, who I’ve been using for 11years, failed me once again. Even with 4 nameservers, it was the web-forward gadget that blew, cutting off a lot of business. The client had a fit and I had to find something more reliable.