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Old 05 Aug 2016, 09:50
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Forum slow with skin with adv

Hi,

my forum is slow when users use the default skin:
http://www.interfans.org/forum/?langid=1&styleid=35


With the Vbulletin skin (less adv banners) runes faster:
http://www.interfans.org/forum/forum.php?styleid=28

In particular browser Firefox and Ie are extremely slow. Chrome works better.

What is the issue that slows down my site?
My adv or other scripts?
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Old 05 Aug 2016, 16:00
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Your site is attempting to load various ad scripts and what not that can't be reached, causing a strain on the server:


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Old 05 Aug 2016, 16:39
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Originally Posted by Gio~Logist View Post
Your site is attempting to load various ad scripts and what not that can't be reached, causing a strain on the server:


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Yes there are adv banners on my site.
What should I do about them?
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Old 05 Aug 2016, 16:45
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Switch your ads to ones that actually load and are optimized. The ones you have dont even seem t be loading.
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Old 05 Aug 2016, 16:49
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Originally Posted by Gio~Logist View Post
Switch your ads to ones that actually load and are optimized. The ones you have dont even seem t be loading.
Mmm actually the banners all show so I am confused

No forum optimization needed?
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Old 05 Aug 2016, 16:59
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Oh, hah! So sorry, forgot I had ad blocker enabled.

Yea, some optimization is definitely in order. You're making various calls to 3rd party scripts, fonts and css files that are all loaded from other servers. This means before your site finished loading, it needs to request all of these resources from other websites.

Attached is a screenshot with some of the resources and the timeline.

I would try and consolidate as much as you can into single js and css files and look into hosting them locally and compressing them or use a cdn.

Also of course make sure you're not calling resources you don't even need (ie: old mods, old code, etc)
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Old 05 Aug 2016, 18:28
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Here's why your forum is slow....
https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.interfans.org/sEACuXaL

And as for redirects...
You have alot of work to do... click on Minimize Redirects on that report to see the very long list.

Also, holy crap dude... 1.2MiB of JavaScript is parsed during initial page load. My total page size is under 300KB.. just your JS outweighs my page by quite alot.

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Old 06 Aug 2016, 07:42
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I know, in fact skin with no adv runs faster
http://www.interfans.org/forum/forum.php?styleid=36
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 11:47
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Because default skin has more than 6 times less requests then other skin.

91 Requests : https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.interfans.org/Rn64GE4Q
602 requests : https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.interfans.org/sEACuXaL
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Seven Skins View Post
Because default skin has more than 6 times less requests then other skin.

91 Requests : https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.interfans.org/Rn64GE4Q
602 requests : https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.interfans.org/sEACuXaL
I know

The question is how can I fix this?
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 15:19
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The simple answer is removing external products.. such as advertising banners. The hard answer for you is, which ones will you remove, if any? So long as you've applied their code correctly, you've done all you can on your end. It's up to your provider to fix the rest, when it comes to external requests & external errors.
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 15:44
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Advertising from external sites ALWAYS slows down how fast a site loads. It has nothing to do with the actual server the site is on. It has to do with the speed the site that hosts the advertising sends the advertisements. The server that hosts your site does not wait for anything to send the pages.

Simply put... Usually the server that has the actual site on it sends the HTML to your browser and it's done. Your browser then waits for the info to come from the advertising sites.
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 15:46
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Ok I understand it is the adv banners...
Is there a way to fix it?
600+ requests are too many
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 15:49
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As final kaoss said, reduce the number of advertisers/advertisements on your site.
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Old 06 Aug 2016, 15:51
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Originally Posted by nhawk View Post
As final kaoss said, reduce the number of advertisers/advertisements on your site.
I have about 3-4 adv positions.
They are the average for a news site

Any requests compressor or way to decrease the page's size?
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