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Is XenForo the fastest loading forum you've come across up to now?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Aug 26, 2010.


Is XF the fastest loading forum you've come across up to now?

  1. Yes, no doubt about it

  2. I think it might be

  3. It's fast, but not the fastest

  4. About the same as others

  5. Not sure

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  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    XF seems to be loading pretty fast, in fact, I don't think I've seen a faster loading forum before.
  2. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    Lets wait to see the first release with the cache feature in a faster server :) I'm like the guy in my avatar.
  3. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Not even close, given that my ping is ~150ms.
  4. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    My ping to xenforo.com is 180 ~ 190 ms and to my VPS 150 ~ 160, can't wait to see the first release running in my server :)

    Anyway XenForo loads pretty fast now, it's like a chat with the advantages of a forum.
  5. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Vanilla is faster for me, as is an IPB board I go to occasionally that has an image-free skin.
  6. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    But I'm not talking about ping stats, just your experience with loading pages/browsing around on the forums. So not the speed of their server but more like the speed of the software itself.
  7. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Did they implement the cache system yet?
  8. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Its fast, but certainly not the fastest ive encounted.

    Dont forget that the server running the software can have a large effect on how fast it runs.
    Peggy likes this.
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    It seems 10x faster than my (almost) bone stock vb3.8 installation with really low server loads.
  10. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    my IPB install loads faster. MyBB loads faster still. Tested it with the firefox loading time thing. (first time i used fireailfox in a long time)
  11. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    IMHO, I think its impossible to measure to the infinite level, due to the factors at play, ie.
    • Server hosted & loads at specific time
    • Distance to server / its physical location
    • Server companies upload speed (10Mbits or 100Mbits)
    • Your local loads / connection speed/ ISP
    • Your physical system specifications
    • How much of a site you have viewed and is cached upon your browser.
    No doubt there are more that I have missed. To my knowledge from reading, cacheing hasn't been enabled yet / or announced that it had been enabled. Last I read from Kier or Mike was that cacheing is off until further within the development.

    A Joomla install on a local melbourne server is far faster to load than the identical Joomla install I have sitting on a US based server, both enterprise level.
  12. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Fastest loading site yet.
  13. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    A way to test it may be running the different forums in localhost with Firefox on GNU/Linux in a netbook or an old computer.
  14. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I saw a very simple Ruby on Rails forum once that was faster, but I have yet to see any kind of mainstream Forum that is faster than this one :D
    Puntocom likes this.
  15. iGamer

    iGamer Active Member

    There is no doubt this is fast. But we have to wait since all the features are not fully functional yet. There are still more things that need to be turned on.

    I am still very confidant that it will be a faster loading board than any other. We just have to wait and see.
  16. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Yes I'm saying it feels slower than a ~0.1s page load on vB4 where the ping is 30ms. Once I get XF on my server it will probably be at least as fast.
  17. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Caveat: I have the viewing of signatures disabled on this forum. That seems to make a large difference.

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