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do not use localhost in config.php on Windows

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by Swimmy, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Swimmy

    Swimmy New Member

    $config['db']['host'] = '127.0.0.1'; // not 'localhost'

    After suffering 1 second+ pages for more than a month, I made this simple change to the config.php file and page loads are 10x faster. For some reason having "localhost" adds a minimum of 1 second to EVERY page load. There is a huge difference in the user experience going form 1.08s to 0.08s.

    It is completely reproducible. Switch to the ip address, site fast. Switch it back, site slow.

    I know this has been mentioned in threads more than 1 year ago, but I didn't want to bump an old thread.

    I am not a server expert...I am guessing it may have something to do with DNS lookup capability. There is a 1 second timeout happening somewhere if I use localhost.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm using 127.0.0.1 also on my CentOS server.
     

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