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I want a forum this fast

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JamesBrown, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    Marcus and surfsup like this.
  2. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    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
  3. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    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.
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  4. Hardcore

    Hardcore Active Member

    I have one already. It's called XenForo 1.1.3. ;)
  5. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    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
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  8. 0xym0r0n

    0xym0r0n Well-Known Member

    *envious* Will do. It's actually on my list of to do after i do this upgrade at lunch :)
  9. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Check your min-width, you may want to increase it slightly as you have a couple things overlapping.
  10. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Not bad, Google PageSpeed 100 out of 100.
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    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
  12. duderuud

    duderuud Active Member

  13. ARSamo

    ARSamo Member

  14. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    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.
  16. Arkshine

    Arkshine Active Member

    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.
  17. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Uhh, not really.

  18. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

  19. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Hmm, it's usually the other way.
  20. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

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