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Reasonable Site Load time with Pingdom

asked 2012-09-04 09:41:20 -0500

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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?

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If you are measuring 560 ms for the round trip to the server, then it's more or less ok. On the server page render times are ~250ms.

Evgeny gravatar imageEvgeny ( 2012-09-04 15:20:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-09-04 10:09:46 -0500

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.

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answered 2012-09-04 13:49:04 -0500

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updated 2012-09-12 13:45:59 -0500

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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Observation - when someone edits the answer again, that Question hits FrontPage Top Link. This serves as a smart way to push posts on the top. :) @Evgeny@pajju@todofixthis

pajju gravatar imagepajju ( 2012-09-12 14:56:18 -0500 )edit

Links for Wireshark: - Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireshark - Project home page: https://www.wireshark.org

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2016-08-29 05:35:21 -0500 )edit

Trying again to see if the issue with hypertext links at the end of comments is fixed (see [Askbot issue 324](https://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel/issues/324). --- Links for Wireshark: - Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireshark - Project home page: https://www.wireshark.org

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-04-08 19:01:54 -0500 )edit

Not fixed here on 0.7.58.

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-04-08 19:02:17 -0500 )edit

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