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My Drupal Site is Slow - How can I improve

Discussion in 'Drupal' started by asantha, Feb 24, 2011.

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    My site is really slow

    www.ComplaintsBoard.com.au
    SEMrush
    I m with shared hosting .. is there any wrong in the site? If i change it to VPS it will solve the problem? if so which package you reckon? 512mb ram

    it says on google webmaster tools

    Performance overview
    On average, pages in your site take 8.5 seconds to load (updated on Feb 20, 2011). This is slower than 91% of sites. These estimates are of low accuracy (fewer than 100 data points). The chart below shows how your site's average page load time has changed over the last few months. For your reference, it also shows the 20th percentile value across all sites, separating slow and fast load times.
     
    asantha, Feb 24, 2011 IP
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  2. usmanz

    usmanz Peon

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    I have a Drupal 6 site that is much lighter than your site and is slower than 97% of the site. I have enough RAM available on shared hosting account. I can't find a way to speed up Drupal.
     
    usmanz, Feb 25, 2011 IP
  3. asantha

    asantha Active Member

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    #3
    do you think if you change it to VPS it will speed up...
     
    asantha, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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    #4
    Check you hosting
    Because you used sharing hosting.
     
    peterCx, Feb 27, 2011 IP
  5. Divisive Cottonwood

    Divisive Cottonwood Peon

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    Without doubt change hosting to VPS. You can run Drupal on shared but once you start adding the myriad of necessary third-party modules then it slow the site down considerably. Also make sure that you are using a CACHE - have you tried the Boost module?
     
    Divisive Cottonwood, Feb 27, 2011 IP
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    Look at who you are sharing with... They could be sucking all your bandwidth!
     
    jbtooloo, Mar 1, 2011 IP
  7. aap

    aap Well-Known Member

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    DO not install unnecessary modules. Try your site on default garland theme. Your current theme may be causing problem.
     
    aap, Mar 1, 2011 IP
  8. Sadi

    Sadi Greenhorn

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    Also you can try the module http://drupal.org/project/boost
    It will help you cache data. Please use this module care fully, inappropriate use of it may cause unexpected results in your site.
     
    Sadi, Mar 17, 2011 IP
  9. nmridul

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    #9
    Do these
    - Go to admin/settings/performance and enable "Page cache" page compression, Optimize css, optimize js .. and every other option on the page. Enable everything. ( I see that you have enabled most of these stuffs - css, js etc, but just keeping it here for others)
    - Disable all unwanted modules.
    - If no improvements after this, then install boost module and configure it.

    From the front page, remove the dynamically created blocks (recent comments etc). Can move them to a menu item...

    If everything fails, then sign up for a vps.
     
    nmridul, Mar 18, 2011 IP
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    Did you try installing "boost" module, it will serve static HTML files for anonymous hits without contacting the Drupal DB.

    Learn more about Drupal performance here:

    http://groups.drupal.org/node/21897
    http://drupal.org/node/326504
    
    Code (markup):
     
    kajol, Mar 23, 2011 IP
  11. brownsville77

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    #11
    What exactly do you want to know?
     
    brownsville77, Mar 25, 2011 IP
  12. asantha

    asantha Active Member

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    I want to know, what is the real problem.. Hosting or Drupal or any other thing... I want to change the host to VPS,,,, but dont know it will be a good idea or not
     
    asantha, Mar 25, 2011 IP
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    Drupal is a fantastic app but it does require lots of memory. Did you check your PHP memory setting?
     
    DallasBBQ, Mar 29, 2011 IP
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    aap Well-Known Member

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    VPS should improve your website performance.
    BTW, how much traffic you are currently getting??

    You can increase php memory limit of your drupal site by editing .htaccess file
     
    aap, Mar 29, 2011 IP
  15. RumpledElf

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    #15
    I have a couple of drupal sites on a vps. They really do eat resources. Boost is a lifesaver, it really is.

    That said, they still use so much cpu its time to upgrade to a better vps. There's only so much boost can do to keep the slow at bay.

    Incidentally, d7 stripped bare with as few modules as possible is actually quite fast, extra modules really slow things down.
     
    RumpledElf, Apr 8, 2011 IP
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    I could not check your site age, it's not showing. This issue happens with new sites. I've checked your pages, they are good enough. Google itself declares in webmaster tools that those stats(slow) are of little accuracy. So forget about speed and concentrate of other important issues.
     
    viplav3, Apr 24, 2011 IP
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    What is Boost?

     
    acw, Apr 26, 2011 IP
  18. RumpledElf

    RumpledElf Well-Known Member

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    http://drupal.org/project/boost

    I bit the bullet and upgraded my hosting and my sites are a lot faster now. $65 a month for a 2G VPS. I could get away with a cheaper one if I wasn't using drupal.
     
    RumpledElf, Apr 26, 2011 IP
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    If you are using shared hosting it could be one of the reasons. Switching to VPS can help load it faster.

    When the page needs to get its content from a database (Wordpress posts and pages) the load time gets bigger. While the squeeze pages have everything stored in their file hence you noticed they loaded much faster.

    Images do increase the load time but not as much, especially if they are not too big in size.

    If you are driving paid traffic to your sales page you may want to decrease the load times. The visitors will lose interest waiting for it to load and hit 'back' or go to your competitors site!

    Good luck!
     
    war_machine, Apr 14, 2012 IP
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    nabilabutt7 Peon

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    check ur current and old theme and not install boots module
     
    nabilabutt7, May 4, 2012 IP