How to improve the speed of askbot?
I installed askbot and deployed under nginx, using the instructions in the wiki. (Aside: Is the wiki maintained? I didn't find a link from the main askbot site, only from google?)
I have gzip compression enabled with nginx.
This is a fresh VPS with little running on it and 0 load.
However, load time is quite slow, even after I load the home page once or twice to cache it. (Is there caching?)
According to pingdom, it takes a full 1.84 seconds to load the front page and all assets.
The django request takes 250 ms. This is the connect time, not the DNS lookup or send time.
What else could I be doing wrong? Why is a fresh askbot on a fresh VPS taking 1.84 seconds to load?