Question

Massive slowdown adding ssl to my nginx configuration (running Ubuntu 12.04)

  • Posted on May 1, 2014
  • rbAsked by rb

As the title says, I recently added ssl to my website and have noticed a massive slow down in response time. I used to average about 250-400ms response time, now it is about 1000ms. Most of this is due to the ssl handshake and an unknown amount of waiting period.

The website in question is asianessentials.co.uk.

I am currently on the $5 package from digital ocean, does this problem require a hardware upgrade to rectify? Or is it something I can fix from my configuration?

Any help would be much appreciated.


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@rb: sudo apt-get install nginx-extras

Hi Aidhan, <br> <br>Do you mind going through what about that config is customised to suit my setup? <br> <br>Currently I can see two immediate problems: the default build of nginx on ubuntu 12.04 doesn’t support spdy or ssl_stapling.

I think Aidhan is pointing you in the right direction. Using spdy is probably your best bet.