Just to note the forum has been slow to load on occasion… perhaps is nothing, I don’t know if that’s a temporary issue. The dev forum is quick enough in parallel.
@frabrunelle can check the stats
How slow? More than 10 seconds?
I just did a test on Pingdom and the results seem good:
We are running on the Business plan of Discourse.org and we pay $100/month (instead of $200/month) since we are an open source project. We currently have around 500k API requests / pageviews per month. If we get double or triple that, we might have to move their Enterprise plan
If many users are frequently experiencing very slow page loads (e.g. 10 seconds or more), I could contact Discourse and ask if there is an issue. But I’m pretty sure that they are running their servers as best as they can, so I think it’s normal if it sometimes takes a few seconds to load certain pages.
The Dev Forum is currently hosted on a DigitalOcean droplet with 2GB of RAM. It has a lot of less traffic compared to this forum so that’s why it may feel faster. For example, the Dev Forum currently has around 3500 API requests / pageviews per week while this forum has about 115 000 API requests / pageviews per week.
Here are the results of a test I just did on Pingdom:
Up to 20 secs on occasion… seemed to be the cdn discourse url that it was waiting on. At times I saw a result of just title and blank page. It’s not a big issue but enough times recently thought it was worth a mention… keep an eye on. Mostly, I see quick loads. Perhaps just discourse getting busy rather than site specific.
could you share more details about this? e.g. a screenshot of the network activity when loading the forum
Seems fine for me, I haven’t noticed anything.
Thanks for all the in depth answers