I visited your forum for the first time and it loaded between 3-4 seconds. I am located in California though.The current version of vBulletin (5.4.0) is somewhat faster than it was at launch if viewed as a guest but it slows considerably once you log in and it's still totally unsuitable for a forum with a lot of content or if there's any real degree of activity i.e. http://www.harmonycentral.com/forum/
View attachment 50212
I like the lite / pro model, more resonable for users. Might be easier if you are already using XF 1 or start a new XF 2 forum, but if you want to migrate from other softwares it would not because everything are paidAt the moment they are, look at the ratio of free / paid on XF1 mods - I dont think it would be unreasonable to assume that once developers have a framework for thier mods they can reuse that it will go the same way.
GTMetrix locks you to Canada unless you have a subscription.I noticed you're using Canadian Test Server Region. Any reason for that?
Site speed measuring tools can be a two-edged sword. What matters most is not the scores, but rather how quickly the page renders.
I can tell you how many times I've heard "my scores are a D and a C, what do I need to do to fix this?" when their pages render in under a couple of seconds. And often, raising their scores might actually increase page render spends! I try to tell people to pay attention to how quick the pages come up, and not to panic over individual items in a score. [ /QUOTE]
Agreed I look at the scores for some of my sites and a lot of the issues are from externals sites such as google scripts which we have no control over.
I agree with Kevin, that sounds like a server issue or possibly a browser/ad-block issue. I've never seen or heard of the software respond in that way.There are some issues with xenforo though. I often see that xenforo does not post my comment. It often just does nothing when we click on the post reply button.
No idea if it is slow server. I have noticed that here as well. I have also seen that on many other forums too. Some say it's adblocker issue. Some say browser issue. No idea.If that was a XF issue you'd have a bunch of admins complaining, sounds more like a slow server.
Xenforo.com seems to use Cloudflare, which means that resources are served from where ever is the nearest data-center to the user, while vBulletin.org seems to serve it directly from the origin server which may be very distant from the user.vB5 is still slooowwwww - a "slug" as I said before. You don't have to be a license owner to see that that, either.
Go to https://vbulletin.com - see for yourself. One should be able to presume that the company site, run by its own coders and support staff, is putting its best foot forward there, showcasing what vB5 can do as it tries to sell more licenses. But it's still a slug.
Compare it with https://vbulletin.org - or https://xenforo.com - or any forum site NOT running vB5. The difference in performance is unmistakable.
Wappalyzer misidentifies many Blackboard / Moodle instances as "MyBB" in it's top sites lists.
Any errors in the browser console?No idea if it is slow server. I have noticed that here as well. I have also seen that on many other forums too. Some say it's adblocker issue. Some say browser issue. No idea.