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WAPForum
27 May 2008, 08:31
I'm running Vbulletin on a Windows server, and it does seem slower than most of the other ones out there. I had a PHP guy come in and tweak it, and it definitely picked up, but it still seems slower than most.

I'm wondering if there are any hacks or settings which I may benefit from? I don't want to rip it apart again. We just got it working right. Ajax is enabled. Anything other than that from the settings area which would pick it up? Also, any mods/hacks for Windows servers?

I'm a noob. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Dismounted
27 May 2008, 09:07
If you have mod_deflate (Apache 2) or mod_gzip (Apache 1.3) installed, make sure you disable the GZIP compression in the Admin CP.

SEOvB
27 May 2008, 09:22
Not really any mods or hacks for particular server environments for speeding vBulletin itself up. Make sure you're php and MySQL are configured for performance and of course there are settings in vBulletin itself which may help as well.

Without knowing your settings for each option its hard to tell you what you could enable/disable to gain some performance.

Dismounted
27 May 2008, 09:41
Also, see the Server Configuration (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14) forum @ vBulletin.com.

nexialys
27 May 2008, 14:41
the best solution if you want to speed up your site is to switch from Windows to Linux... no need of a hack... you have the solution in the first line of your request... Windows is not good for web hosting, even when maniacs say the opposite...

Dismounted
27 May 2008, 14:59
Windows is not that bad, IMO. People just make it out to be. Although I do agree that Linux is the better platform for a server.

snakes1100
27 May 2008, 15:17
Part of his site is ASPX and its running IIS, not apache.

I'd have to agree with Nex, damn maniacs promoting windblow servers need to be chmod +x'd!

Princeton
27 May 2008, 15:22
do you have custom plugins? URL?

WAPForum
27 May 2008, 23:14
Thanks so much for all of the feedback.

Yes, the site is written in ASP.NET, so we're stuck with Windows. I don't think the forum is slow to the point where it's not functional. It's just that it does seem slower than many other VB sites I've visited, and yet our forum hardly pulls any of our traffic.

The PHP/databases were recently optimized for performance, and like I said, it definitely got a lot faster. I was just curious if there were some setting changes in VB which might help, but I guess not?

Here is the link: http://www.writeaprisoner.com/vbforum/

Thanks again!

Yogesh Sarkar
31 May 2008, 19:48
Post in the server configuration forum @ vb (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14), also you might want to disable some of the plugins as they could be causing some serious load.

Ps. what is your server load?

SSG.D
31 May 2008, 21:17
Just, a thought. Have you logged into your site cpanel and checked your server load?
it may not be a vBulletin issue at all. Most web sites are on shared box. And it may not be your site that is the cause of the problem, but rather affected by it. Like mine is at times.

But if your on a spendy dedicated server, then nevermind. But I would still have a look to make sure I was not in the red.

Cheers:)

WAPForum
02 Jun 2008, 05:23
The server load is good. It's odd. It does seem slower than others though, yes?

We did remove a lot of plugins. It's only a handful running now.

Dismounted
02 Jun 2008, 13:49
Also ping your server, response time is also crucial.

FractalizeR
04 Jun 2008, 18:04
Is APC PHP extension installed? It will boot performance definitely.

R1lover
04 Jun 2008, 18:31
It seems like it's running fine for me... one thing I noticed is your not running php files rather html.... :) I'm sure that has something to do with it as well.

puertoblack2003
04 Jun 2008, 21:08
Windows is not that bad, IMO. People just make it out to be. Although I do agree that Linux is the better platform for a server.

i agree with you i run on windows for the last 3 years with few php and mysql tweaks it's been great...but each has there preference so...:rolleyes:

Paul M
04 Jun 2008, 21:23
We ran our forum on Windows for a few months, using apache and mysql still - the performance was fine but we did have one issue - apache would sometimes crash for no obvious reason.

puertoblack2003
04 Jun 2008, 21:37
We ran our forum on Windows for a few months, using apache and mysql still - the performance was fine but we did have one issue - apache would sometimes crash for no obvious reason.

yea i don't use apache to host i use abyss which is an outstanding server program for windows. and can also run on Linux and mac,User friendly control panel, i had some minor hiccups..with the great support i get from abyss i manged to solve certain issues.Over all i love it.

WAPForum
08 Jun 2008, 23:01
Is APC PHP extension installed? It will boot performance definitely.

It is installed. Thanks.

Thanks for the feedback too guys. I'm letting it ride. It does seem to be running pretty good I guess. I have a tendency to overanalyze this site.

IronMountain
01 Jul 2008, 19:40
Your site is running nicely right now.

Windows is actually a pretty solid hosting platform. There's really nothing wrong with it except that all popular scripts are written for a Linux based system running Apache. There's also alot more experience out there tweaking a Linux system to increase performance.

ALil'Hope
07 Jul 2008, 04:20
Your site loads extremely fast for me.