asked 2012-09-04 09:41:20 -0500theactiveactor
I'm looking into optimizing my site speed, using Pingdom. I'm assuming that this tests the first page load scenario.
Without optimizing beyond Askbot defaults, the load speed was 1.25s. What caught my attention was that the delay looks like its dominated by Django/Askbot processing- 564ms wait time, which seems like a lot. Is this a reasonable number? Are there things I could do to reduce it?
Are you using a cache engine? If not try to use one, that will help, askbot is optimized for cache use reducing database queries to the minimum.
I've noticed that the thing that takes most of the time on a webapp is database queries and then template rendering.
I don't believe in Pingdom results! It's not the Perfect Right Tool. :)
and we don't know where Pingdom's server's are located. BTW, did you use this tool?
IMHO, To know the Ideal Accurate load-times (leaving network effects) - use wireshark. Also check by running Askbot locally.
Load times will vary from place to place - proximity to the hosted servers. Depends on the current traffic to the Server. It also depends on your DNS Servers. Always use your ISP's DNS(any nearest DNS will do) for Max Page speeds.
Tool to check Load times from the Pingdom servers to any Site - http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
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Asked: 2012-09-04 09:41:20 -0500
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Last updated: Sep 12 '12