https://www.cloudflare.com/plans has a free plan that seems to greatly speed up access to websites like theAutomaticEarth.com – by keeping static stuff at local servers around the globe. I suspect much of the content here is static – especially the downloads. This would also take some load off your server.
Please check it out. If you have and there is something wrong with my analysis, please let me know as I am also trying out this service for my own websites – my server is in the UK, but many users are in Australia.
This is what programmer Dan had to say about cloudflare:
“I took a look at it but I’m not sure what it buys us. We pay $x/month for Rochen and to get comparable service, we’d have to pay $2x/month here. We’re on a pretty much unlimited bandwidth now as well, but I do like that feature.”