Concrete 5 Running Slow


my site ( is running slow. When I was building locally it was fine and as soon as i've moved it to the domain it's been running slow.

Is there any way that I can speed up the website ?


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edbeeny replied on at Permalink Reply
I see you are using 5.7.2, upgrade to and see is that makes any difference.

Check out pagespeed

this can give some indication on where your site is going slow. My guess is your hosting package is on a slow server.
pinnacleadmin replied on at Permalink Reply
How do I upgrade the version of concrete 5 ?
edbeeny replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Looks like you need to add some stuff to your htaccess file. If you have access and modules installed add this:
<FilesMatch "\.(js|css|html|htm|php|xml)$">
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
<IfModule mod_headers.c>
    BrowserMatch MSIE ie
    Header set X-UA-Compatible "IE=Edge,chrome=1" env=ie
<IfModule mod_expires.c>
# Enable expirations
ExpiresActive On
ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 1 month"

Also use webpage test help:
Slaymane replied on at Permalink Reply
Seems like your server is missing some optimization. Using gzip compression and server + browser caching with expire headers (like Steevb suggested) would help a lot.

Another step might be image optimization, using "imageoptim" and "optipng" on the shell - if available.

Also a merge and minify of all those css and js files should help out, altough you shouldn't touch those unless you know what you're doing. Also convert any pngs without transparency to jpgs. Aditionally Concrete5 supports thumbnails and responsive images to serve images with the right dimension.