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Hey guys, I was wondering if I could get some feedback on site loading times please :)

I've made some upgrades to PHP & MySQL, as well as some other tweaks to the server load.

However, I tend to only be on the site during the UK daytime, so I was wondering readers from other continents find the site speed - is it ok?
 
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Fast. Sometimes it lags a bit - but that's either IE9 or my Internet.
 
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Thanks guys, that's good to know :D
 

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By the way, what server do you use?
Nginx on Linux is super fast, light and powerful.

I use Apache though - much simpler to use.
 

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By the way, what server do you use?
Nginx on Linux is super fast, light and powerful.

I use Apache though - much simpler to use.
It's Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (IIS 7.5) - I've used Linux/Apache in the past, but I prefer IIS for the GUI and ease of management. Plus, it wouldn't look too good running a Windows 7 forum on Linux :lol:.
 

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It's Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (IIS 7.5) - I've used Linux/Apache in the past, but I prefer IIS for the GUI and ease of management. Plus, it wouldn't look too good running a Windows 7 forum on Linux .
I guess so :D
Though (no offense) Windows Server has to be the most unefficient (loads of the ressources are used on the GUI), most expensive (yes, you have to pay for everything), and unsafe server :)

Though, running a Windows 7 forum on Linux wouldn't look too good, as you said! :lol:

Oh, and all you need to do in Linux to update everything is type a simple apt command :p
 

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Speed is very good. No issues here on Planet GONG!
 
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Excellent. It performs well, compared to other forum sites, and in most cases surpasses them. (IE8: IE9: Firefox)
 
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No problems at all when I log onto and use the site. In fact, it's faster than other sites that I use.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Ian. It's really good to have a dependable site to go to when we need help, or just browse around the tutorials (I use them a lot).

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Actually, the forum takes a LOT of time to load for me. It's plain slow for me now.

And it ain't on my side - I'm member on other (image-heavy) forums that load in a blink!
 
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Actually, the forum takes a LOT of time to load for me. It's plain slow for me now.

And it ain't on my side - I'm member on other (image-heavy) forums that load in a blink!
You have a dns issue.

Open your router and set the preferred dns to be the quickest one that the app in my attachment finds, then save.
 

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Yes, but please forgive me. If I listened to everything that I've been told....

I offered you a perfect way to speed up your dns queries, no matter how fast they are now. You'd definitely benefit from following the advice, regardless of anything else.
 

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DNS is not "on your side", it is between your phone and the forum servers. You could get one address extremely quickly and have others that are slow or even blocked. A different DNS host may give different results.
 

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What do you get if you ping the site, or come directly here using the IP address (75.126.242.38)
My response time is 136ms
I had your problem on another site and found after investigation, that my ISP (don't ask why!) was routing through another very slow host to that particular site.
 
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For me this site loads VERY fast! Much better than several of the other Windows 7 forum sites.
 

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