Thread: Performance (initial load) is a little slow...
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04/14/08 9:20 AM
I'm looking to replace a Wordpress blog here at work with Mango Blog, however, Mango can be a little slow sometimes, especially upon first load, or first load of the day.
I'm on a Crystaltech CF8 shared server, but, it's pretty fast and responsive for my other CF apps.
I was trying to show somebody the blog this morning and it failed to load the first time, then, the second time it took 10-20 seconds. Basically, it looked broken and was not performing well enough to claim that we should replace our WP blog with Mango.
Is there something I can do to make it more responsive? It performs better after it responds, but getting that first page load can be a little embarrassing. Anyone else experience this?
A somewhat minor complaint, otherwise Mango blog is a surprisingly nice and full feature app.
04/15/08 11:42 AM
I do realize Mango can be slow to start up. Unfortunately, it is a problem with all apps that create a lot of objects (apps that use oo frameworks have the same problem). CF8 is a lot better on that respect, but the speed still depends on the resources available on the server (CPU and memory).
To be honest, my experience with Crystal tech is that their servers are extremely slow when it comes to using cf objects. They must be running servers with little cpu or memory or too many sites. A client of mine had a site there and any app that would create a handful of objects would crawl. The same app in my server had instant response. When he moved over HostMySite (virtual), he saw magnitudes of speed improvement (though not as good as my dedicated).
04/15/08 2:02 PM
As it is right now, the load time makes it a deal breaker. I showed it to 3 co-workers, and while the blog is fine, they all thought that link was dead after the blog failed to initialize after 10-15 seconds.
I'll test it on the actual server we'd be using which is semi-dedicated, but, I think I'm going to have to end up using WP or something for this project. :(
09/17/08 1:39 PM
You could always set up a scheduled task to load the blog every 5 minutes or something to keep everything in active memory.
Dead post probably, but still. :)
07/22/09 9:06 AM
First, thank you for all your work on MangoBlog. I'm very excited about a ColdFusion powered blog to rival WordPress.
My issue has to do with performance as well. Do you have any recommendations for settings in the CF Administrator or JVM settings that will improve performance of MangoBlog?
09/17/09 9:55 PM
Just wanted to jump in here and get some information from you on typical load time when Mango is freshly loaded - no cache exists... What in your experience has been the wait time until first page is sent out?
We are running CF8 on a beefy dedicated machine - Dual Opteron, 8GB of RAM for Coldfusion, etc. and we have timeouts set at 10 seconds in Coldfusion. Our pages fly out the server - often in under 50 milliseconds on other CF applications.
Mango takes a good 3-4 times loading the main blog page before the page comes through - that means 30-40 seconds.
Is there some initiative/emphasis on making Mango faster?
Additionally, I've been testing Mango with load testing tools and even when Mango is loaded simultaneous page count is rather low. Would expect it being object oriented that once loaded it would perform faster under load...
Once I have some time I'll share my testing numbers and data with everyone.
Interested in hearing how people are dealing with the speed issue and how well the cache plugin works.
10/04/09 11:21 PM
Do you have the results of your further testing?
I have a dedicated server at Crystaltech running a Celeron 1.8GHz processor, 512MB RAM and CF8 on Linux. Is this powerful enough to run multiple Mango Blogs (3 at the moment, but I'll be adding more)?
01/04/10 9:14 AM
I'm having the same issues with my JVM memory. I have a windows 2007 server with 1GB RAM. Any suggestions?
01/04/10 10:51 AM
I have never had great luck with a ColdFusion server with only 1 GB of RAM. ColdFusion is a resource hog, and Mango Blog uses a lot of RAM when creating all the objects it needs in order to run. I would recommend to anyone running ColdFusion to give it at least 2GB. RAM is cheep give it what it needs to run efficiently.
Mark - www.visual28.com | www.mangowear.com
01/04/10 11:43 AM
Any suggestions other than buying more RAM?
My current hosting company wants $85 more a month to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB. My server was running great before I added Mango software.
01/04/10 12:49 PM
That's a bit much just for some RAM...
I had the same problem - server was running fine until I installed Mango Blog. I ended up upgrading my server which I was due to do anyway.
After much research I got a dedicated server with UK2.net as I'm based in the UK. My goodness - what a difference a decent server makes!
I also switched to Railo and I'm very impressed so far. This is something you could look at as Railo uses less resources than ColdFusion.
Also, if you're happy to jump in and try Linux, the servers are cheaper. I did about a year ago (was using Windows) and haven't looked back. Although there was a lot of swearing going on in the early days.
I'm also going to open up an account with Linode.com (US and UK) as I've heard good things about them and want to test them against UK2.net.
Hope this helps.
01/24/10 6:58 AM
I had mango installed on shared server and its very slow, sometimes so slow it even times out.
I moved it to railo on its own server and it's still too slow.
actually thinking about moving to wordpress now :o(