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Re: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2018, 06:39:24 PM »
Today about 15h German time, I experienced a slight hesitance of the forum to load and put the forum start page into a web performance tester https://www.webpagetest.org/ with the default settings.

https://www.webpagetest.org/result/181122_M6_ac6426a8f2dc7784e98b4370a8ba0411/
The fully loaded time was 8 seconds. After DNS and connection the html loading took 3.2 seconds for the first byte to load.

The current test about 19h German time, with the same test settings, took only 0.6 seconds for the first byte and fully loaded in about 4 seconds. https://www.webpagetest.org/result/181122_CG_ce72a620ab0a025360f2630bb1836b76/
All subsequent requests for the images are all about 100ms to 200ms faster, than the first test.

As the same test server was used, and the DNS and connection times are comparable, I would conclude that there is evidence that the speed of the actual serving of the forum content is different in the range of seconds. However, this does not automatically mean the forum software itself has an issue. Maybe the hosting company is just running other things on the same machine.

As a sidenote, I found it interesting, that the forum start page is 88.8% images and only 2% html, i.e. content.

 

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