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I'm very new to this and hope someone can help me. I've pretty much know how most things work but after I changed a couple of items on my site it started to load VERY slow. I also checked it out on other computers and it happens all the time. Anybody have any ideas as to why it would take so long to load? Also, how do I fix it? Thanks for the help.

 

Jim

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man that is one doggy dude!

 

1.) make sure your images are optimized. Lokks like a pretty restricted pallet, but check the actual file size in the header.

 

2.) it's possible there is something screwy in your paths.

 

3.) it may be the way your server is "serving it up" perhaps php is a little skewed?

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Duh...!

Ain't she great!

 

First thing is save the page and see how big it is ...

 

If small ... check the screen ... are those category counts there? Then that is the next thing to go ...

 

Next, make sure Gzip is on and set to 1 (that is the optimal setting for Gzip)

 

Oh I added it to the Admin in SECv2.2 btw ... it makes a real difference on sites with lots of attributes and want to have them show on the categories.php page ... yes that is optional now.

 

There are a number of other speed issues ... your suggestions being right up there at the top.

 

I was surprised to find the images small based on the doggy speed ... then I saw those counts ... :shock:

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Next, make sure Gzip is on and set to 1 (that is the optimal setting for Gzip)

 

I didn't know about this. I had left mine at the default 5. Changed it to 1 and instantly about 10 times faster!

 

Thank you

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Next, make sure Gzip is on and set to 1 (that is the optimal setting for Gzip)

 

I didn't know about this. I had left mine at the default 5. Changed it to 1 and instantly about 10 times faster!

 

Thank you

 

Through some research that the other software programs out there has done and their testing ... it was concluded that the optimal setting was 1 and that the other settings actually wasted resources. And while you were still faster with any setting using GZip ... 1 was the best setting.

 

Fortunately, my hosting Guru keeps on top of this stuff and knows the extent that I work with osCommerce and was aware we had GZip on the Catalog and told me about this ... :D

 

Glad to hear that it helped you out as well!

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