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"Home"-Page slooooooow

Every day at first contact your homepage is awfully slow for me. This is just since a few weeks or so.

But it aren’'t just a few µseconds more than others … I klick on my bookmark to IR.org and read Heise or get some coffee.

Oh, I think what you might say: maybe it’‘s my connection! No, as I said, I read Heise during IR.org loading. And my bandwidth isn’'t too low, either (ADSL2+ 16.000).

So my guess is: you did something to this page. Perhaps some images are too large or the site system tries to download ALL images from ALL pages before showing them or there is a way to slow connection to the database or the site makes too many requests before accepting the connection or … something else.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I’'ve noticed this too, especially when moving around the forum pages.

Thanks for reporting this problem. We’'re having trouble reproducing the issue, but we did change the cache headers to a 1 week expiration for images recently, but that helped site speed from our testing. Do you have caching enabled in your browser and could the cache be full?

I deleted my cache and tried again - but it does not seem to change much.

Perhaps you could find the reason if I give you some more Information about my system:

+Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.8.1.3) Gecko/20070508 Firefox/2.0.0.3+

+Linux 2.6.19-gentoo-r5 #2 SMP PREEMPT i686 Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel Gentoo GNU/Linux+

+Located in southern germany.+

If you find nothing, I will come back, too. But it would be much more fun if it would load a bit faster.

Actually this occurs very extremely if I did not visit your site for some time. So, perhaps it is the initialization of the first connection? or maybe the long way data has to run before it reaches either side.

traceroute to 63-246-20-125.contegix.com (63.246.20.125), 30 hops max, 38 byte packets

1 my.router (192.168.0.1) 0.441 ms 0.405 ms 0.346 ms

2 217.0.116.75 (217.0.116.75) 15.979 ms 26.136 ms 13.815 ms

3 217.0.69.102 (217.0.69.102) 15.115 ms 13.654 ms 13.769 ms

4 f-ea5.F.DE.net.DTAG.DE (62.154.16.161) 21.260 ms 20.637 ms 20.674 ms

5 Te-4-4.car2.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.68.110.253) 21.750 ms 19.484 ms 19.639 ms

6 ae-31-51.ebr1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.68.118.30) 21.323 ms ae-31-53.ebr1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.68.118.94) 30.908 ms ae-32-56.ebr2.Frankfurt1.Level3.net (4.68.118.190) 29.613 ms

7 ae-2.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.132.141) 42.741 ms 32.746 ms 37.428 ms

8 ae-2.ebr2.Paris1.Level3.net (4.69.132.141) 36.696 ms ae-5.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.132.113) 116.535 ms 109.347 ms

9 ae-2.ebr2.Chicago1.Level3.net (4.69.132.69) 125.578 ms 125.055 ms ae-5.ebr2.Washington1.Level3.net (4.69.132.113) 111.249 ms

10 ae-4-4.car2.StLouis1.Level3.net (4.69.132.189) 131.635 ms 132.534 ms 131.220 ms

11 ae-11-11.car1.StLouis1.Level3.net (4.69.132.185) 130.915 ms 131.039 ms ae-4-4.car2.StLouis1.Level3.net (4.69.132.189) 130.103 ms

12 fa0-1-0-0.xiolm7i1-stl.wcg.net (63.208.32.178) 131.251 ms 130.739 ms ae-11-11.car1.StLouis1.Level3.net (4.69.132.185) 131.809 ms

13 63-246-15-42.xiolink.com (63.246.15.42) 131.049 ms 131.549 ms 132.137 ms

14 63-246-15-42.xiolink.com (63.246.15.42) 131.389 ms * *

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5 seconds ago I contacted your Site for the first time today.

It was quite fast. Images were loaded from cache and the rest was there in a part of a second

Interesting… did you make any changes on your end? We have not made any changes to the server configuration.

humm, yeah - around 2:30am (at my place) I switched off the computer - and switched it on again about 10 mins before my last post. but else: no

Loading a thread list page with all caches filled requires downloading ~250 KB which takes up to 8 seconds here to complete.

The content table is not displayed until it has been completely downloaded.

As a workaround I’'ve switched to using the RSS feed so I only have to download the postings itself and not the thread lists.

I beg your pardon - must have been a temporary problem. now all works smooth and quite fast.