Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JamesBrown, Jun 19, 2012.
How can I get my forum to be this fast. Ive never seen a forum so quick. http://forum.dlang.org/
O_O well it is pretty fast but from what I see there's very little use of images. I'm not an expert but by simply using a stylesheet and preloading everything else in another file, your site speed will be affected. I think visually I see only 2 images on the site (there may be more), so in a sense it doesn't have much to load other than the data from the databases. I can make a simple CMS that'd load a bunch of article titles that fast if I only had one image (and good server lol). Probably not a forum though v_v
My site seems to load just as fast. So does XenForo.com. Both are at a disadvantage too because there's way more style elements and images being downloaded.
I have one already. It's called XenForo 1.1.3.
Like 0xym0r0n said, keep your request/images/resources to a minimum. Along with setting up caching.
If you take a look at their site you'll see that they only have 8 requests. 5 of those are images.
My forumhome fully loaded has 18 requests, 11 being images.
Yeah I like all my gaudy images and my users do too. If they want simple they'll visit the mobile site Which would probably load this fast on any PC and browser lol
I have to set up my caching... Webpagetest tells me it's no bueno.
Setup a CDN for your images and proper caching.
Look at how fast my site is with all the stuff we use: http://www.rpdom.com
*envious* Will do. It's actually on my list of to do after i do this upgrade at lunch
Check your min-width, you may want to increase it slightly as you have a couple things overlapping.
Not bad, Google PageSpeed 100 out of 100.
You can check my site as well for how quick it loads (click image in my signature)
This is my index page generation time:
Timing: 0.0963 seconds
Wow, that's fast indeed! Recently I came across another forum that was also blistering fast: http://fluxbb.org/forums/index.php
signup on cloudflare.....
I find CloudFlare slowed things done for us. Connection issues were just that.... issues we didn't need to deal with.
Keep in mind also that all these "fast sites" also do not have any plug-ins, 3rd party products, or add-ons.
My forum is loaded with off site resources (Google,FB, Several plugins calling for outside content, etc etc).. Tons of png images no cache and seemed pretty comparable to the eye at least.
Same, I gave up on it, even though CloudFlare offers nice service, sexy panel, and such, but the result, at least for my forum, is [really] worse than before (Time to wait increased as hell).
Such a shame, but the site has some good potential depending your server configuration. I like their Rocket Loader (even though it doesn't work well for Xenforo forum), and will miss their security service.
Uhh, not really.
Now that you mention it.. It does seems a bit slower for guests then logged in visitors.
Hmm, it's usually the other way.
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