Slow page load

July 19, 2013 4.1k views
Hi, We are in the process of moving a site from Siteground to D.Ocean. The D.Ocean is setup using Centos and we used Zpanel to configure apache, php, mysql, among other things such as email. Now the beef, we are using Ip right now and haven't pointed the domain name, but the site on D.Ocean seems to take 4-6 seconds before loading. If you notice, it waits 3-4 seconds before the website begins to transfer data. Any suggestions?
9 Answers
What's the site software? Wordpress? custom? What size droplet? Are you using a cache of any sort?
I've had no experience with ZPanel. However, it takes a long time for that IP to get resolved for some reason, but then the site itself loads lightning fast. That is really strange. I personally use Ubuntu as well- however, I looked around a bit and maybe this will help you--

"...parallel lookup on both IPv4 and IPv6 which doesn't work together with some DNS servers and firewalls.

It can be fixed by adding "single-request" to the options in /etc/resolv.conf as the link above mentions."

Wouldn't be anything to do with DNS as it's slow using the IP address.

I would think it'd be an issue with a lot of queries or not caching so it doesn't get loaded from the database.
@ Gavin, the site is using Joomla! and the droplet is 40gb, 4gb ram, 2 cpu on Centos. I haven't verified the cache but will inquire.

Thanks for your input!
Your site loads instantly for me. Are you still experiencing this problem?
Site loads instantly for me too.
I am experience this same situation!

At the beginning of my D.O experience, my website [] loads at 6 - 8 seconds.
When I set the url on browser, the site instantly request the page objects.

Today, after set the url, the browser get freezed of almost 8 seconds until request the objects.

I dont know whats is wrong, because I didnt maded any significant change in the code...

And I dont know if this is a DNS resolution problem... or something else...

I have a 10mb internet cable and I dont think the problem is mine.

Can you help me or suggest something ?

@fredbh: Please do not duplicate your questions.
Im having the same issue - first request takes a couple of seconds to load, then it loads instantly. Not a big deal, but annoying.
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