increasing website performance

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hello,

i am not satisfied with the performance of my website. is here someone who can give me some tips and instructions?

my website:http://www.shaolinsteyr.at

Websiteenvironment
# concrete5 Version
Core Version - 5.7.5.9
Version Installed - 5.7.5.9
Database Version - 20160615000000
# concrete5 Packages
Easy Image Slider (1.1), Event Calendar PRO (1.5.1), Honest Websites Back To Top (0.9.4), Icons for Redactor (0.9), Minify HTML (1.0), Simple Blog setup (1.0.0), Supermint Theme (3.3.1.3), toesslab - Week Calendar (0.9), Touch Gallery (2.0.3).
# concrete5 Overrides
blocks/page_list/view.php, blocks/page_list/view.css, blocks/page_list, blocks/image_slider/view.css, blocks/image_slider, blocks/topic_list/templates/flat_filter.php, blocks/topic_list/templates, blocks/topic_list/view.css, blocks/topic_list, blocks/form/view.css, blocks/form, css/responsive-slides.css, css/frontend/pagination.css, css/frontend, js/responsive-slides.js, languages/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/fr_FR, languages/nl_NL/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/nl_NL/LC_MESSAGES, languages/nl_NL, languages/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/pt_BR, languages/da_DK/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/da_DK/LC_MESSAGES, languages/da_DK, languages/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES, languages/it_IT, languages/ru_RU/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/ru_RU/LC_MESSAGES, languages/ru_RU, languages/ja_JP/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/ja_JP/LC_MESSAGES, languages/ja_JP, languages/tr_TR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/tr_TR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/tr_TR, languages/fi_FI/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/fi_FI/LC_MESSAGES, languages/fi_FI, languages/pl_PL/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/pl_PL/LC_MESSAGES, languages/pl_PL, languages/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES, languages/de_DE, languages/sv_SE/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/sv_SE/LC_MESSAGES, languages/sv_SE, languages/nb_NO/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/nb_NO/LC_MESSAGES, languages/nb_NO, languages/es_PY/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/es_PY/LC_MESSAGES, languages/es_PY, languages/el_GR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/el_GR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/el_GR, blocks/page_list/view.php, blocks/page_list/view.css, blocks/page_list, blocks/image_slider/view.css, blocks/image_slider, blocks/topic_list/templates/flat_filter.php, blocks/topic_list/templates, blocks/topic_list/view.css, blocks/topic_list, blocks/form/view.css, blocks/form, css/responsive-slides.css, css/frontend/pagination.css, css/frontend, js/responsive-slides.js, languages/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/fr_FR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/fr_FR, languages/nl_NL/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/nl_NL/LC_MESSAGES, languages/nl_NL, languages/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/pt_BR, languages/da_DK/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/da_DK/LC_MESSAGES, languages/da_DK, languages/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/it_IT/LC_MESSAGES, languages/it_IT, languages/ru_RU/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/ru_RU/LC_MESSAGES, languages/ru_RU, languages/ja_JP/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/ja_JP/LC_MESSAGES, languages/ja_JP, languages/tr_TR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/tr_TR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/tr_TR, languages/fi_FI/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/fi_FI/LC_MESSAGES, languages/fi_FI, languages/pl_PL/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/pl_PL/LC_MESSAGES, languages/pl_PL, languages/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/de_DE/LC_MESSAGES, languages/de_DE, languages/sv_SE/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/sv_SE/LC_MESSAGES, languages/sv_SE, languages/nb_NO/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/nb_NO/LC_MESSAGES, languages/nb_NO, languages/es_PY/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/es_PY/LC_MESSAGES, languages/es_PY, languages/el_GR/LC_MESSAGES/messages.mo, languages/el_GR/LC_MESSAGES, languages/el_GR
# concrete5 Cache Settings
Block Cache - On
Overrides Cache - On
Full Page Caching - On - If blocks on the particular page allow it.
Full Page Cache Lifetime - Only when manually removed or the cache is cleared.
# Server Software
Apache

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bobhy replied on at Permalink Reply
I'd recommend you provide some more detail on what specific aspects of your site are being unsatisfactory, as well as what level of performance you are expecting. Maybe you're simply expecting too much? But if not, then let's dive into detail: is everything about the site slow? Only the editing experience? Is it just the home page, but not other pages? And what caching setting do you currently have enabled (Under System Settings)?

That will give the forum some concrete information to engage with.

In the meantime, I'll share one very helpful point that I gleaned from reading other posts talking about poor performance: these external websites that will access your site and provide a performance report:

http://gtmetrix.com/
https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/......

I ran the latter on my site, which is running too slow for my tastes as well. It called out slow loading of these resources
:
jQuery.js
bootstrap-modified-min.css
font-awesome.css.

Probably all C5 sites use these. I'm going to try using versions of these hosted by content delivery networks (CDN's) and see what happens.

Apparently, Concrete5 uses a modified version of Bootstrap, but I'm going to try the standard one on the CDN, another forum member did so and things seemed to work.

I suggest you try running these test tools on your site, too.
siton replied on at Permalink Reply
siton
Also try this site (great resource):
http://varvy.com/pagespeed/

And:
http://tools.pingdom.com/

This is not specific Concrete5 issue (You must learn this issues and implement them in your site). For example In your site you have a lot of JS scripts even in "only text" pages.
bobhy replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks for the additional perf sites. http://varvy.com/pagespeed/ looks especially detailed!

But I do think C5 could install the site such that these perf testers don't find so much low-hanging fruit. My results (above) come from a newly installed C5 site running Elemental theme, fresh from the installer, where the only tuning I have done so far is to enable all the caching except for whole-page caching in System.

I guess these can be fixed by editing theme files and the browser cache enable is an Apache setting, so I can (eventually) make these changes myself. But the c5 installer could also offer to change these settings for me, and it would be a much appreciated enhancement.
siton replied on at Permalink Reply
siton
I test clean elemental theme and I get: 90/100 score in PageSpeed Insight (google speed test). Remember this is not "load time" test.

Three warning you see most of the time (In every CMS or platform)
A-----------------------------
Optimize images' (in general) is your responsibility.

Great feature in concrete5 is (under setting - > files -> Image Uploading) - set "Automatically resize uploaded images" to TRUE (remember if you already compress the image sometimes you will get bad Q image because now you compress the image again)
URL:
my-site-name/system/files/image_uploading

Or online:
https://www.shoutmeloud.com/6-best-free-online-image-compression-opt...

B ---------------------------------------
This is also your responsibility (server speed):
https://varvy.com/pagespeed/improve-server-response.html...

C----------And last "Eliminate render blocking" -
Some solutions are to: Combine files // Internal CSS

This is really a problem because internal styles are WRONG from Development view (You won't separate the design from the content) + You will break the LESS styles in this theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdePC0rH8p0...

If you really want to you can "copy--> PASTE" the Generate CSS of elemental to the HEAD (internal CSS) and remove the External Style Sheet:
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="mystyle.css">

But I don't love to do so.
gavthompson replied on at Permalink Reply
gavthompson
I don't know what version of PHP you are running but PHP version 7 is a big increase to speed over version 5.6.
gavthompson replied on at Permalink Reply
gavthompson
I don't know what version of PHP you are running but PHP version 7 is a big increase to speed over version 5.6.
A3020 replied on at Permalink Reply
A3020
Regarding the PageSpeed suggestion to optimize images: we've just released a (paid) addon called "Image Optimizer" for concrete5 v8+ that can facilitate with the file size reduction of images.
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
https://www.concrete5.org/developers/pro-accounts/community-leaders-area/community-leaders-discussion/fastest-hosting-for-concrete5/#880501
bobhy replied on at Permalink Reply
Sorry, I don't have access to pro-developers area of the site, but would like to see the conclusions ...
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
Korvin said:

Ultimately the performance of a website is limited by two things:

1. What is the speed of IO
2. What resources are available and dedicated to the Nginx / PHP

The #1 sin that slows a concrete5 site (or any db heavy application) down is sharing the same resources you use to execute and serve PHP with MySQL which is incredibly CPU, IO and memory hungry.

So with that in mind, I'd say the fastest hosting for concrete5:

* Offers a dedicated mysql server or mysql as a service so that php/nginx aren't competing
* Offers at least SSD speed hard drives for both mysql and the php nginx server

More is always better, but those two bullet points will double any concrete5 site's speed.

Once you've picked out a server, you should be using:

* An event driven webserver like nginx or apache with event mpm
* PHP 7.1, there's no reason to use PHP 7.0 and there's absolutely no reason to use PHP 5. You will get huge gains from this if you already have your mysql server separate. If not your bottleneck is probably disk IO due to shared resources and not PHP being slow.
* Profiling tools to ensure the code and the blocks you add to your site are performant. I use and highly highly recommend blackfire.io

And your site will sing. Following this design, our latest sites are all <500ms to render.
ob7dev replied on at Permalink Reply
ob7dev
The discussion also comes to the conclusion that if separating sql from apache server the connection between the two must be quick... ideally two virtual machines running on the same dedicated host.