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Old 03 Mar 2008, 14:53
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Optimizing to improve page-loading times?

Hello

Wondering if there's something I should be doing to address a recent increase in page-loading times -- a problem that's getting worse over the last week or so.

Running on a VPS (host says all looks good on his end)

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Is there something I can be doing to streamline things on my end (without dumping old posts)?

I'm not really a techie...so please make your suggestions understandable to the average joe.

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Old 03 Mar 2008, 19:53
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You should be posting in the "server optimization" forum over at vb.com, george will help you out.
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Old 03 Mar 2008, 22:27
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definitely optimize all your tables, and as far as php/httpd performance, you could do this--and i do this as a rule all the time--for speed and security:

purchase a license for the ionCube encoder, and encode ALL your php files as "max binary". This encrypts the files, and as a side effect, boosts performance.
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 00:13
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I've written an article on my site how to Optimize your vBulletin to reduce bandwidth and load, hope it helps
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 05:31
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Have you tried using XCache?
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Old 04 Mar 2008, 06:40
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Decrease your CSS size,
Make your CSS written to a file
Decrease images and scripts that run on pages where load time is unacceptable
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Old 12 Mar 2008, 15:14
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Thumbs up

Thanks all for the excellent advice!

Just optimizing/repairing the tables seems to have made a difference already. Something so simple

I'll give the others a try
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Thanks all for the excellent advice!

Just optimizing/repairing the tables seems to have made a difference already. Something so simple

I'll give the others a try
install xcache with This
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 08:32
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The XCache Datastore module/class is included in vBulletin 3.7+.
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Old 22 May 2008, 22:15
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The XCache Datastore module/class is included in vBulletin 3.7+.
ah i didnt know that . do we need to enable it from somewhere ? how can i make sure how it works in my forum ?

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You will need to use the 3.7 config.php file, as it is the one that has the new settings.
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Old 24 May 2008, 12:52
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This line :

// $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Filecache';
if yes , just need to remove // ? nothing else ?
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Have a look at the comment above it .
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Old 25 May 2008, 16:49
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ah my bad :

i just want to make sure that i did correct .

uncommented this line :
// $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Filecache';
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Changed vB_Datastore_Filecache to vB_Datastore_XCache .

is it correct , right ?
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yes it is
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