View Full Version : Wiki is slow

Graeme Hewson
2008-12-28, 16:19
wiki.slimdevices.com is slow, much slower than other wikis. Please could it be improved?

2008-12-28, 18:53
Yes, I agree. I just upgraded my DSL to 6Mbps and the wiki is still horribly slow.

2008-12-28, 21:59


2009-01-03, 08:23
(From the bugtracker)

Firebug/YSlow report on wiki.sd.com

Firebug/YSlow reveal a few interesting details which might be easy to improve:

This page has 43 external JavaScript files.
This page has 16 external StyleSheets.
This page has 12 CSS background images.
This page has 14 redirects.
This page has 14 redundant JS components.

The extra JS and CSS isn't the really the reason it's so slow (they're cached properly so although having them there isn't brilliant, it's not the end of the world).

It's slow because a lot of them are referring to www.slimdevices.com, which is the redirecting to skins.slimdevices.com. This redirection is accounting for more than half of each page's load time. Attached is the output of an HTTP sniffer. All the blue lines are the redirects.

If the URLs to the external content in the wiki were changed to the correct URLs, it'd knock 5 seconds or so off the load time of each page.

I've blocked http://www.slimdevices.com/js/ using adblock for now, and it's loading a lot faster.

Edit: Silly forum image resizing stuff has rendered that pic useless. Try: http://i40.tinypic.com/epjb5l.jpg