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26 November 2007 at 10:44pm Community Member, 2 Posts

My company is seriously considering using silverstripe. However since we´re nubies we have come across some problems when it comes to website speed/performance.

Is there some easy steps that we have missed? Some major "don´t do it".


26 November 2007 at 11:25pm Community Member, 24 Posts

Do you mean on the template side of things or db optimization, optimal server config etc?

If it's the template, we can tell you everything you've done wrong, or right with the site, if you provide us with a link.

Use this as a start:



27 November 2007 at 4:03am Community Member, 2 Posts

Thanks for a quick response! I guess I wasn't so precise in my question. We find Silverstripe kind of slow when we install it "out of the box" using the tutorial skin in Silverstripe 2.2 rc2.

Is there any way to speed things up? We experince a kind of generic slugishness in page rendering.


27 November 2007 at 5:42pm Community Member, 24 Posts

Hmm... nope sorry, I'm too new to this CMS to know whats going on under the hood. Just isn't my forte. Hopefully someone else here can help.


27 November 2007 at 10:06pm Community Member, 787 Posts

Indeed, SS isn't the fastest of CMS's around. I guess the underlying framework takes its toll on performance. In my opinion it is worth it (read: the cleanliness and structure outweighs the slower performance) , but I can image for some applications (very high throughput sites for example) it's just not suitable.


4 December 2007 at 2:23pm Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

If you have a fairly modern server and running a PHP cache (e.g. php5-xcache) then performance should be fine.

Do you find your setup considerably slower than for instance?


5 December 2007 at 2:43am (Last edited: 5 December 2007 2:43am), Community Member, 787 Posts

>Do you find your setup considerably slower
>than for instance?

The problem is with your servers being located in NZ (we're talking BIG latency here , 300 to 400 ms pings) , I can't make an honest judgment about that.



12 December 2007 at 1:41pm (Last edited: 12 December 2007 1:43pm), 126 Posts


I installed [url=]XCache[/url] today and it made a serious performance leap even on just a development server with virtually no traffic.

I used this [url=]RPM[/url] by Jason Litka because I use his [url=]yum repository [/url] (RHEL/CentOS) to upgrade to the latest PHP/MySQL/Apache versions.


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