vBulletin 4: Speed Up Your Forums!

ChopSuey

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vBulletin 4: Speed Up Your Forums!

Hopefully this article will help your slow vBulletin 4 forum speed up a bit. :)

1. First of all, here are some admincp settings you can set, credit to eva2000
For vB 4.x try to DISABLE = set to NO these options

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> General Settings -> Use Quick Navigation Menu

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> General Settings -> Thread/Forum Read Marking Type - Database automatic forum marking is very processor intensive compared to Inactivity/Cookie based or Database no automatic forum marking, so if your mysql process is constantly pegged at 100+ % cpu usage, you don't want to be using automatic forum marking Database type.

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Forums Home Page Options -> Display Logged in Users?

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Forum Home Page Options -> Display Today's Birthdays?

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Forum Home Page Options -> Display Calendar Events?

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Forum Display Options (forumdisplay) -> Show Users Browsing Forums

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Thread Display Options -> Show Users Browsing Thread

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Thread Display Options -> Check Thread Rating

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Thread Display Options -> Check Thread Subscription (disable to check if it's load related if not re-enable it)

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Thread Display Options -> Full Next / Prev Links

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Automatic Similar Thread search

Try to ENABLE = set to YES these options

AdminCP -> vBulletin Options > Cookies and HTTP Header options -. Enable GZip HTML Output - Set to 1 for optimum results.

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Queue Search Updates

Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Message Searching Options -> Search Result Sharing
2. Store CSS As files - more info here

A complex CSS stylesheet can occupy quite a block of text when printed out in full. This entire block of CSS code must be included with every page viewed by your visitors, and with a lot of visitors over a long period of time this can mount up.

One of the beauties of CSS is that the stylesheet can be held in a separate file from the HTML content, allowing web browsers to store the CSS in their cache, negating the need to reload the stylesheet with every...

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PoetJC

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Great stuff Corey - Thanks for the share :)

Jacquii.
 

ChopSuey

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I guess its too late to add since i can't edit it. I forgot to put that in.
 

davert

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The cacheing trick is very useful in itself. It really slashes second-visit page load time and makes the site seem much quicker.
 
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