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XF 1.2 Improve forum home load time

jauburn

Well-known member
#1
My forum home is loading at ~ 3 seconds, which is too slow, even on an SSD-based VPS.

I notice that xenforo's home page loads much faster.

Two questions:

What is xenforo's secret?

What might I do to improve forum home load times?

Thanks.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#2
My forum home is loading at ~ 3 seconds, which is too slow, even on an SSD-based VPS.

I notice that xenforo's home page loads much faster.

Two questions:

What is xenforo's secret?

What might I do to improve forum home load times?

Thanks.
# of add-ons in use
bandwidth latency
# of images display on main page
# of ads displayed on main page
Social intergration plugin latency

These ALL have a bearing on it.
 

MattW

Well-known member
#3
It's taking 1.3 seconds just to get the initial response from the db queries before it even starts to load the js / images / css etc

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I'd suggest you start by taking a look at the configurations of the webserver and database, and try and implement caching where possible.
 

jauburn

Well-known member
#5
@jauburn - another thing is give SERIOUS consideration to going to nginx/OpenLiteSpeed/LiteSpeed instead of Apache.
Dump PHP 5.3.27 and upgrade to the 5.5 series also.
I can't dump 5.3.x at the moment because I have one site that won't work on 5.4.x or higher.

I'll ask the host about nginx/OpenLiteSpeed, etc.

Is that what they use here?
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#6
I can't dump 5.3.x at the moment because I have one site that won't work on 5.4.x or higher.

I'll ask the host about nginx/OpenLiteSpeed, etc.

Is that what they use here?
They use Apache here... but I'm pretty sure they got a LOT more horsepower behind it than what you have.
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jauburn

Well-known member
#10
FYI, I figured out that a low TTL value (set to 0 in some cases) in some of the sidebar blocks--part of the bd widget framework--was causing much of the home page slowness.