Does this site load slowly and need a new VPS?

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I get some reviews on my site http://forumweb.hosting/ that it loaded slowly and today I have just moved it a new hosting but seem the loading speed didn't improve more.

Just want to hear your opinion on its loading speed. Is it loading slowly now? do I need to move to a new VPS?

If you suppose it is slow, I can consider a VPS package for it as following

8+ GB of RAM
4 CPUs
Good support
Unmanaged and managed VPS are acceptable

What do you think these specs will help improving loading speed for my site?

Thanks in advance.
#load #site #slowly #vps
  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    https://tools.pingdom.com

    It took a couple seconds for me to load. Which is also what the pingdom test came back as.

    I tested rackspace and it was a litte slower.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by DIABL0 View Post

      It took a couple seconds for me to load. Which is also what the pingdom test came back as.

      I tested rackspace and it was a litte slower.
      What do you think about its speed, it's fast, slow or average?

      I really want to know your final opinion.

      Thanks
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  • There can be many reasons this site might work slow for some people.

    1) It is not cached periodically.
    2) Heavy spamming traffic.
    3) Insufficient resources.

    I think switching to a VPS with better resources will indeed help you to improve the speed. But also consider adding a proper caching process for your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by eluminoustechnologies View Post

      There can be many reasons this site might work slow for some people.

      1) It is not cached periodically.
      2) Heavy spamming traffic.
      3) Insufficient resources.

      I think switching to a VPS with better resources will indeed help you to improve the speed. But also consider adding a proper caching process for your website.
      I think, when you gave these ideas then even you didn't visited our site so they are quite uninvolved to my site

      Please check our forum speed here http://forumweb.hosting/ before you can give me real reviews about its loading speed and advise me should or should not move to new VPS.

      Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi MarkBlogs,

    Did you ever think of testing it to see why it loads slow?

    https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/dweRVp/...umweb.hosting/

    Your pages loads slower than 75% of all other websites. Checkout those test results, looks like quite a few things could be done to improve the coding of the website to optimize the page load speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cristy94
    It loaded pretty quick for me. One thing that makes it seem a bit slow is that images do not have width/height set with CSS or dynamic content is added while the page loads, this means that while it is loaded content gets pushed around.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bomtik
    VPS deals from hostsailor.com and bekserver.de can be suitable for your needs, the OP.
    Their prices are competitive and support is active and responsive any time you contact them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sven300
    Your homepage: 2.82 sec to load for me. Yes it's slow. But it's not terrible.

    I don't think the problem is your VPS.

    The code of your website is old, outdated.

    You should decrease the number of http requests on your homepage and it will solve the problem:

    Your homepage has 22 external Javascript scripts. Try combining them into one.
    Your homepage page has 7 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.
    Your homepage has 43 external background images. Try combining them with CSS sprites.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by Sven300 View Post

      Your homepage: 2.82 sec to load for me. Yes it's slow. But it's not terrible.

      I don't think the problem is your VPS.

      The code of your website is old, outdated.

      You should decrease the number of http requests on your homepage and it will solve the problem:

      Your homepage has 22 external Javascript scripts. Try combining them into one.
      Your homepage page has 7 external stylesheets. Try combining them into one.
      Your homepage has 43 external background images. Try combining them with CSS sprites.

      Good luck!
      This really is a good advice and real reviews and I will try to look into css and javascript files and see somethings I can do with them

      But for background images, It is impossible to move into CSS sprites because they are forum thumbnails on our forumweb.hosting

      Do you have any better ideas for this?
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  • Profile picture of the author HCDdaking
    I checked in to your website but it isn't loads slowly.I think you don't need to switch to other service providers.
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  • Profile picture of the author zdb
    Take a look at Google PageSpeed Insights:
    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/
    and follow those recommendations.

    As Sven300 has noted you are loading more assets(js,css,html) than necessary. I see that you are running Wordpress. There are many plugins that can combine and minify these assets fairly easily. One such plugin is W3 Total Cache (https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/)

    Your initial page load response time has some issues (1.1seconds). This is the time it takes for the PHP code to run and fetch the data from the database. Caching helps reduce this time by avoiding running the PHP and fetching from the database on every request. The W3 Total Cache plugin should help in this regard, and will also perform various types of caching for you which should increase performance for your initial page load.

    I noticed that all the icons you are using are loaded as separate PNG images. With some work, you should combine all these files into one sprite image. Here is how you do this: https://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/

    All of the following (and probably some others) could be combined into one PNG image file:

    twittericon.jpg, googleplusicon.jpg, facebookicon.jpg, youtubeicon.jpg, flickricon.jpg, instagramicon.jpg, support_payment.png, vps-hosting.png, reseller-hosting.png, cloud-hosting.png, hosting-security.png, icon-payment.png, icon-webdesign.png, hosting-software.png, icon-domainnames.png, icon-managesite.png, iconseo.png, btnslide.png, topbackg.png, icon-webhosting.png, dedicated-server.png, shared-hosting.png, data-center.png


    Also, what does your server stack look like? I noticed you are using Cloudflare, which is good, but prevents me from looking at the headers to see what server you are using. I find that using NGINX with PHP-FPM is generally preferable to an Apache stack.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Thanks for your advice!

      Originally Posted by zdb View Post

      I noticed that all the icons you are using are loaded as separate PNG images. With some work, you should combine all these files into one sprite image.
      But for this, how can I use sprite image that clickable to my category links?
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  • Profile picture of the author talking
    I think a new VPS account will be fine for your needs, the OP. And I'd advise you to use them from time-tested companies, I mean hostingsource.com or netdedi.com.
    They are cheap and reliable in delivering their services and support is online around the clock.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by talking View Post

      I think a new VPS account will be fine for your needs, the OP. And I'd advise you to use them from time-tested companies
      They are cheap and reliable in delivering their services and support is online around the clock.
      Thanks I will check them our, also I often don't choose cheap hosting companies because they can provide low quality services, Instead I want to choose good packages with good features, of course I can pay good amount if they are quality.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carl Cho
        Originally Posted by MarkBlogs View Post

        Thanks I will check them our, also I often don't choose cheap hosting companies because they can provide low quality services, Instead I want to choose good packages with good features, of course I can pay good amount if they are quality.
        Yes, You are right.
        Trustyworth is the important thing when it comes to hosting.
        I think you know instantly netdedi offers good packages and supports.
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  • Profile picture of the author thememass
    I just visited your website, it loads normally from my side. But in my opinion, there are so many contents and pictures on homepage.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by thememass View Post

      I just visited your website, it loads normally from my side. But in my opinion, there are so many contents and pictures on homepage.
      You are right, it decreased loading speed because it has more images on the homepage.
      I am thinking ways to decrease number of these images
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  • Profile picture of the author PPG19
    It loaded pretty fast for me. It took around 2 seconds. You can always measure the speed of the site with this pingdom tools.
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