Its REALLY slow. I've got the Aperture Theme, XenPorta and Edit Post Dates add-ons installed. The other day after a fresh XenForo install it took 5 mins to install the Aperture Theme, today it was still processing an install after over an hour?!
After that completed its now been re-installing XenPorta for 45minutes...
Is there anything I can do to speed this up as it seems excessive to me? Or is this normal with the things I have installed?
You'll have to bare with me, I'm not right up to speed on all of this. What I know right now is that I'm on cloud based hosting which uses Linux... server specs I have no idea I'm afraid, I can ask my hostings support if theres something specific you need to know.
Actually ... looking at their support site ... its XenForo I'll post back here the results of the ticket with them ...
The issue with this is almost certainly slow I/O. MySQL optimization would be a significant element, though possibly just at the filesystem level. These are really outside the scope of XenForo itself (and it's doubly tricky in a VPS environment, as you're potentially at the mercy of the host/hypervisor).
My current shared hosting is £50 a year too (irrelevant I know) . Will wait and see what response they give tomorrow, there must be a solution as I would imagine plenty of other XF admins are also on shared hosting.
Also to be fair my host has been really great at working out issues in the past. Fingers crossed.