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Speed up my forum!

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Okenyon, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. #1
    NSFW
    http://www.manlystuff.com/forum/index.php

    how can i make my forum quicker? it loads very slow but why and how can i speed up without losing the style to much
    SEMrush
    i hava Vserver so i don't think this is the problem but the CPU is very high!
     
    Okenyon, Jul 19, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. EvanP

    EvanP Banned

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    #2
    It is very slow, I can tell that.

    Do you have any big custom scripts running?
     
    EvanP, Jul 19, 2010 IP
  3. Okenyon

    Okenyon Banned

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    #3
    have quite a few mods - hmmmm
     
    Okenyon, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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    #4
    That could well be the problem then.
     
    EvanP, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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    #5
    that is very slow did u optimze the database
     
    bootsandrew, Jul 19, 2010 IP
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    Okenyon Banned

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    #6
    not sure - im not very techy tbh - any short simple ways to speed up?
     
    Okenyon, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    #7
    it should b in the admin cp of vbulletin
     
    bootsandrew, Jul 20, 2010 IP
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    #8
    what should?
     
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    #9
    Do you even know wtf you're talking about?

    Your site is loaded with crap and you're not using any compression on files like CSS or JS.

    This is 122k which is insane for an 88x31.
    http://www.thewebtower.com/images/banner.gif

    In 3 minutes I made it 16 color and it's now 55k.
    http://image-host.com/images/w8c21hhygpa4vbz2sf1j.gif

    http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/

    Another one from your 29k to just 4k:
    http://image-host.com/images/ddwa6jf0zlkqvlko2xro.jpg

    You have real problems. I estimate you could cut your page size down to 1/3rd or less. Whoever is making your images sucks.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 21, 2010 IP
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    #10
    Download PageSpeed and solve the biggest issues.

    You also have problems with duplicate content: Your forum can be accessed via 4 different URLs ("http://manlystuff.com/forum/" + "http://manlystuff.com/forum/index.php" + "http://www.manlystuff.com/forum/" + "http://www.manlystuff.com/forum/index.php"). That's really bad SEO-wise. Should be solved with mod_rewrite...
     
    Stephen20, Jul 21, 2010 IP
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    Solved easier with canonical tag. You lose the SEO test.
     
    RectangleMan, Jul 22, 2010 IP
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    #12
    how do i do this^?
     
    Okenyon, Jul 22, 2010 IP
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    #13
    Easier yes, but even Matt Cutts from Google said 301 is to prefer and most knowledge people at SEO boards agree.
     
    Stephen20, Jul 23, 2010 IP
  14. Nuno Brito

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    #14
    How about getting a "manly" dedicated server instead of a virtual one?

    Additional costs but far better performance. While doing so, try lighttp instead of Apache server. Also, you can cut down the number of Javascripts inside your page as they take forever to load. If you try removing all the ads you'll notice a nice speed boost (just as a test of course)

    Regarding the images, host them somewhere else outside your site to improve the loading time. I use imageshack.us as they allow the direct link of images and noticed a nice performance improvement (their servers are fast).
     
    Nuno Brito, Jul 28, 2010 IP