Done all the usual things but site still slow- need ideas.
Caching all on, unused extensions removed or disabled, db optimized, old files removed from server, few http objects.
The server itself is very fast - have checked PHP and DB.
It's something about Joomla. And it's much worse with J1.6 than my older J1.5 sites.
Anything else I can do? If means a hack or two, that's ok. The sites are as I want them and will not need altering; just need a decent response time. It is the initial lag before the page starts loading that is the main problem. What is Joomla doing all that time? Even a reload can take 2 seconds to respond; if I've not ben to the site for a while, it can take 20 seconds to respond !
- Checking external script, resources... (google analytics, Alexa, counter,...)
- Remove any unused script in your template, extensions,...
- Optimal your images to decrease size.
- Upgrade your hosting to Pro or VPS.
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