I have a site www.imageslasertek.co.nz which I am well down the track of developing for a customer.
He is complaining the response times can be very slow ie over 60 seconds and more to load each new page. The speeds can vary from being adequate to excessively slow and I am unbale to tell whether this is due to internet speed issues, server load problems or simply silverstripe is dragging its heels loading the pages.
The server is a linux based server.
I have found reference to xcache as a solution which I am investigating further. Can someone please suggest some ideas of how to improve the response times.
I am suspecting the problem is ISP related, but am having difficulty proving it to be able to satisfy my customer who is best descibed as technologically challenged. Trying to explain to him things like ISP, server performance, Silverstripe performance and the difference between them is very challenging to get him to understand.
Thanks for your input. I would appreciate anyones comments and where they are and their ISP should they be interested.
XCache generally improves script performance in SilverStripe by an order of 2x to 5x from our experience, so its definetly worth pursuing. As for testing the performance, have you heard of "ab" tool (Apache Benchmark)?