Entire site and admin panel is SOOOOOO SLOW!!
I've read a lot of posts about slow performance, and I've tried both the jquery and zend tips, and nothing has helped!
Here's the test site,http://www.caribbeanedge.com/facebook/concrete5....
I'm not that technical (which is why concrete5 seemed like a good option to begin with since it's very user friendly), so any help would be appreciated!!
What's the web host?
What's the phpinfo link and how do I access it?
Not sure if it's GS or dedicated. I'll have to check with the guy who set up the hosting. But that's good to know.
Here's something else to try: if you login to the dashboard, and go into "sitewide settings > debug", can you DISABLE the cache? I remember when I was having slowness w/mediatemple this actually made a difference, because their grid filesystem was so slow that the cache, which should usually speed things up, was actually slowing things down because it relies so much on the filesystem. Not really sure why but that helped in my experience.
Is the Mediatemple gs performance issue only with concrete5 or with other CMS's too? I've been told by the site admin that they have WordPress and another CMS installed that don't have the same slow page loading issues.
We've moved all of our sites that matter over to DV.
I am on Media Temple Grid server on cluster 1. Wordpress and other sites that I have on there run fine.
I'm really confused as to why only concrete5 is affected. And is this with any hosting service that uses grid servers or only MediaTemple?
I really like concrete's features but since switching hosting isn't really an option, I don't see how I can continue using it....
EDIT: I just surfed your old URL and yes, things are definitely abnormal even for MT shared hosting. I see that you're running the default theme, although what is interesting is that performance is a bit inconsistent. Sometimes a few pages load quickly and others take a minute or two. I will let you know that our C5 sites ran pretty normally in general even on MT shared hosting so something funky is going on.
I'm thinking about hosting some concrete5 sites on Mediatemple... and I ran across your post. Did MT end up working out for you?
Thanks in advance
I also experienced this with the previous C5 version, and the sites were on a DiscountASP.Net shared setup, so I thought it was that.
pick one from the top of our hosting page, and enjoy:
(Pecked out on a mobile device...)
Nevertheless I'm not saying that IIS should be considered necessarily better than a LAMP stack, but I just wanted to note that it can be successfully used for C5 hosting. Nothing wrong with LAMP, we have been using that also and it has it's own advantages.
I think the biggest problem on some hosting providers is the limited file IO. If I recall correctly, when the server finds file IO too slow, it queues file calls to RAM and eventually will run very low on free RAM and thats where the "crawling" starts. Adding more RAM will ease the problem to an extext, but not solve it completely. It will interesting to see how Concrete 5.6's new override cache will affect file IO limited hosts/sites.
Franz, have a look at TMD. Perhaps they could get on your list of recommended hosts.