Website slowness

Discussion in 'General troubleshooting' started by flanders51, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. I apologize if I am a noob, but my website, is loading painfully slow. On the initial load it takes me about 15 seconds when I try to connect to the website from my initial browser load. After that, it loads quickly. I have tried deleting some images on the first page, but it doesn't seem to make a big difference.

    I am afraid to add content to the website for fear of it being too slow. I have check out but I don't know how to implement many of the suggestions. Any help would be most appreciated.
  2. Also, perhaps it would be useful if you could explain how to "compress" things for me.
  3. What's your local internet connection speed? I have tried opening your site and it loads pretty quickly on t1 internet connection the page open less than 2 sec

    have you tried traceroute to your own site? what's the result

    Object typeSize (bytes)Download @ 56K (seconds)Download @ T1 (seconds)HTML:161203.410.29HTML Images:12500926.712.46CSS Images:14942830.581.59Total Images:27443757.294.05Javascript:17772137.422.94CSS:4236710.442.22Multimedia:00.000.00Other:00.000.00
  4. Here is my trace route. I don't know what this is telling me. Is it good?

    Tracing route to []
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

    1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms
    2 11 ms 9 ms 10 ms
    3 17 ms 16 ms 23 ms
    4 25 ms 22 ms 22 ms
    5 69 ms 68 ms 68 ms []
    6 72 ms 71 ms 71 ms []
    7 74 ms 75 ms 73 ms []
    8 70 ms 70 ms 71 ms []
    9 73 ms 69 ms 74 ms []
    10 69 ms 67 ms 73 ms
    11 67 ms 66 ms 75 ms
    12 72 ms 74 ms 69 ms [216.52.
    13 70 ms 70 ms 73 ms [216.
    14 71 ms 75 ms 82 ms []
    15 71 ms 72 ms 71 ms []
    16 70 ms 69 ms 71 ms []

    Trace complete.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  5. I have a T1 speed. Is there anything you can suggest to optimize the site and speed things up? Things also seem to be working slower using Google Chrome. Is there a possible reason for this?
  6. If you're using a .net application, that initial start up time is the application compiling, and it can't be avoided.
  7. What is a .net application? I use Wordpress and have a several plugins in use, but nothing major.

    My website took over a minute to load this morning from a T1 internet connection. I'm starting to feel like changing hosting providers is the answer.
  8. Hi - I would like to report I am having the exact same issue. I am a .net developer, but need to install a wordpress application. It takes 15 seconds to load the page! I am getting 301 redirects and support will not help. I have been very happy with Winhost so far.. but this is the first roadbump in my Winhost experience. The wordpress site is a purchased "template" which works fine on other hosting services. Somthing is not setup right...
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  9. I have reviewed the support ticket you opened yesterday.

    The redirection was detected using web tool;
    test URl

    This redirection exhibits the same behavior as in MVC architecture; pointing to itself since MVC uses controller set and has no physical file.

    However, I noticed a redirection module installed on your Wordpress application. You might want to check that first

    I also tested both your primary domain and your Wordpress installation directory and did not experience any lag from my connection to your site either on initial load or in between pages loading.

    You can try to enable Compression and Output caching from IIS7 manager to increase performance/load time.
  10. Hi thank you for the response - I recently installed the redirection module to solve the redirection problem - it was supposed to identify redirection issues, but that didnt work.

    I am in contact with the makers of the wordpress template to see if there is any solution on their end.

    When i use fiddler, i do see a 301 redirect when going to the wordpress directory but I dont have any redirect set up. The support from wordpress theme say to check .htaccess but there is no .htaccess.

    any other ideas? I appreciate the help.
  11. I guess after reading another thread on the subject of slowness and the W07 server and from what I have seen on this thread, I am obviously going to have to close out my trial service next week and pint the DNS elsewhere. I have never in ten years of building sites seen a site load so slow as mine. BlueHost is a little slow but no where near as bad as this one. Fortunatley for me I have a more localized ISP in the process of building a Wordpress Server and I will be able to have them host it instead.

    To Bad for this one, I have the site working the way I want, but the slow entry makes it detrimental to what I want for my business.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 14, 2015
  12. ComputerMan

    ComputerMan Winhost Staff

    I wanted to try to pull up your site with Google Chrome's Web Developer Tool to see if I could find what was causing your issue. But it seems as though you might have closed the account already. Sorry to see you go.

    If other people are having trouble with the speed of the site you must check on everything your site is doing.

    I've seen different issues of sites being slow on our servers. Most of the time its because the site is calling on something that is hosted somewhere else and its taking a few seconds to receive the information. Or its because its pull up a lot of different files from all over the place that is not hosted with us. Or unnecessary large image files being called on when you first load the page or any other page on your site.

    Try running the site with Google Chrome's Tool "Web Developer"

    Download Google Chrome here: Google Chrome

    Once installed.

    Click on the tool icon on the right.

    Go to Tools > Developer Tools

    Then run your site again with the Developer tools enabled to see what is causing the issue.

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