The Hungry Geek

This is our most advanced web development implementation to date. TheHungryGeek is a Singapore food and travel blog, with the ability to handle more than 1,000,000 visitors per day on a simple shared hosting plan. The website leverages the state-of-the-art CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) “Cache-Everything” solution, allowing the CDN to absorb virtually all the traffic with almost no hits to the web server. This CDN is supplemented with W3 Total Cache’s page caching solution, ensuring that the small amount of hits that do reach the server are served almost instantaneously.

This setup requires advanced coding and customisation work on the backend, with the computational work pushed to discrete Javascript implementations that run on the client-side browser, taking the work off the web server.

With a large amount of images to be served to the site’s visitors from many different countries, the website has an advanced image compression algorithm that automatically compresses uploaded images (with no noticeable differences from the original image) resulting in large webspace and bandwidth savings. The website also has a built-in currency converter that automatically converts the listed prices to the visitor’s own native currency using advanced GeoIP country detection. Our implementation uses advanced AJAX coding that makes this fully compatible with all CDN and caching solutions.