Just a quick question about your website’s response time – it’s so slow! Can anything be done to speed it up?
It takes around 5 seconds to open a page once you click a link. Whilst it isn’t the end of the world, in these days of high speed internet connections it feels like an eternity (especially when I’m on the system at work and I’m trying to get rid of a more risque image – remembering I work in a hospital, ha ha ha).
Glad you posted about that – I’ve been noticing it of late too. BUT not all the time, and occasionally my broadband has been running slow, so wasn’t sure if what I was seeing was due to my broadband. Now that you have reported it – I can eliminate my broadband so now I’m not sure if it is the website or the server.
I Need to try a few experiments and get some advice
Most of my time on the website is in the admin interface, which has never been noted for speed so my perceptions of where the problems are will different to users of the website. Please, can other Academy members let me know their experiences – is it generally slow or just on certain activities such as viewing events, or downloading inspiration sheets.
In preparation for the new Community (forum replacement), I have changed the website so that images are hosted on Amazon S3. Not sure if that will improve the performance or not. (Guess there is always a chance it could make it worse – but I really hope not!)
The change happened around midnight on 12 Sept 2018 – please let me know if you have noticed any difference.