Performance just took a dive. Not sure why.


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We are still setting up our forum. I was in there yesterday going through all the "Options" in the admin for the first time. Adjusting things. Prior to that (the forum has been online for a week) it was running pretty fast. In the last 24-48 hours it has slowed down significantly. Struggles to load pages for a second or two. Not sure which setting I modified might be responsible. We have not enabled performance options yet, but that will come after I figure this out.

Is there anything that triggers a bell in your mind which might directly affect performance, in the Admin settings? A few things you can ask me to check?

Off the top of my head I can't remember all the things I modified. But going back through some of the Options pages. I think I increased "Store drafts for X hours:" to 24 hours (I don't remember the default). I enabled proxy images because without that, our HTTPS/SSL breaks. (disabling this didnt seem to speed it up)

Kind of at a loss. It could be anything.
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When I load pages in the forums and I watch the spinning thing at the top (Firefox) it spins, stalls, spins, stalls a little more, spins, then eventually finishes loading the page.

This is new.

Here's the explanation report. Unfortunately I dont think any of this stuff relates to something I have changed in the Admin. Its just best practices related stuff.

Might even just be theme related, but we've always used this theme.

See attached.


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Chris D

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Yeah the site runs smoothly for me on both the forum and outside the forum.

I wouldn't necessarily give much credence to such reports. There's a few elements it recommends changing that just aren't reasonably changeable such as removing query strings from resources.