You are most likely on a shared hosting plan, possibly in which the server is overloaded, only your host can fix this, or you by switching hosts.JasdeepGrover wrote:Does anybody has any suggestion about this?
This is an inaccurate generalization. There can be a server on a free host which is under less load than one which is on a paid host.sellaman wrote:phpbb3 does take longer to load even on paid hosting.
Its got almost nothing to do with the images.JasdeepGrover wrote:....i was having a normal site for music and wallpapers and my index page which was full of images used to open in almost 2 secs .
But I can't help but wonder if this is a cache issue. Website tests show that both templates have the same number of different GIFs, but prosilver seems to just insist on re-downloading every instance of the forum and subforum pics instead of using the cached version.Wonder if you could help me. I just loaded phpBB3 for my community (http://www.ne-core.com/phpBB3/index.php) and I noticed there is a huge loading difference between two of the templates (prosilver takes longer but looks nicer, subsilver is blech and loads like lightning).
First, I searched the phpBB forums for support and see no real issue as to what script-wise is causing the delay, seems to generally point in the host's direction.
Next, I tested both templates with two different website analyzers. They both weigh in with about 15 images each and a total of 51k for download.
However when I call up the index.php with prosilver, it's downloading over 100+ pictures. (multiple instances of the same image) With subsilver, it doesn't do that.
Here is what one phpBB user's host did to improve the speed:
"I upped your MySQL key_buffer_size to 32M (it was 100% full at 7M, and is now just over 16M), which should improve MySQL performance significantly. I also optimized all of your tables (roughly the equivalent of a windows defrag... should help significantly with frequently modified tables). Finally, I installed APC for PHP. APC is a PHP opcode cache, which generally yields very substantial performance improvements in PHP code."
Can you let me know if:
1. You see the same issue on your side with the two templates
2. You can offer any solutions