DevForum is taking several seconds to serve root document, tested with both session and no session, speeds from 1.5 seconds to 5+. Started noticing some weeks ago, and it hasn’t resolved for me.
Recently I’ve noticed how DevForum has become slower, at least to me. It’s taking several seconds for the page to load in, and that’s just not a good user experience.
Testing on my local machine (default browser Chrome, in addition to Edge w/o any extensions, tested both while logged in and not), the response times range from 1.5 seconds to 5.4 seconds, and that’s just for the server to respond back with the root document, this is slow! Not sure whether it’s something on my machine or not, but I also tested it on my phone and the speeds are similar.
I also tested using GTMetrix which is a service testing the performance of a website, here are two separate reports saying the loading times are both 2.9 and 3.8 seconds:
I’ve noticed that this has been an issue for a longer while now, especially during the weekends and the evenings during the week. It’s more than likely tied to the user traffic. Hopefully this issue is fixed soon.
Well I’m not to far from Canada, (not Vancouver though I’m semi-close to Toronto.) and I have no issues with it. After checking it’s performance speeds on mobile and desktop with a plugin this is what I found:
It scored an 88 on mobile page speeds, which is decent. Fast would be a 90 though.
On desktop it scored a 94:
94 is pretty fast.
The website scored a 61 on mobile and a 84 on desktop, slower then the DevForum. Though, this might be due to my location.
I would have to say otherwise. There is a noticeable lag time when reloading the page on the forum compared to Roblox.com. It’s not as largely a problem as some others have had in earlier replies but there is that lag that still exists.
Reload time is different then response time. The more code and html you have on a page, the more time it takes to reload. On the roblox website it reloads faster, but the game icons on fully load after a little while. On the DevForum one, it loads everything after the page has reloaded.
So to test which one is slower than the other, would it be like entering the website from a clear search? Or going from different pages in each website (like forum, thread to thread and Roblox, profile to avatar shop)? Thanks for the heads up though.
Probably the best way would be to get a website/plug-in that tests the speed of the sites, then compare them(like I did above). I don’t know if there is a equivalent way to test going from thread to thread and compare this to roblox going into a different tab. It also depends on location, I’m closer to New York then some people(certainly the OP) and I’m pretty sure that roblox has servers in New York.
The roblox website has fast loading time but worse performance after loading. I conducted these tests from CA which is closer to the OP’s location then where I am. As you can see the roblox website only loads 1mb of data, yet the DevForum home loads 120+ mb of data, which is a big difference.
Not sure if comparing roblox.com with devforum.roblox.com is that interesting – they’re clearly backed by different frameworks/software and one is a full Single Page Application (SPA) (the devforum), and the other is only partially SPA. The SPA site is naturally going to be slower on first load because it has to load in all the resources but will react faster after that on the same tab.
The initial load of the devforum is quite long yeah, though I noticed it tends to be that way with most Discourse forums, so not sure if this is a networking issue or just the fact that Discourse is entirely SPA and very beefy on the FE side.
I was gonna talk about that, this happened around 1AM (12PM for people in most of the US), for the last two days.
First time that happened, it started at 1am, then stayed down until 3:30AM or so, after that it came back up, but then around 4:30AM it got down again, and I saw reports of it still being down at 6AM or so?..
The second time it pretty much died at 1am until like 2:30Am or something, then came back up, and I don’t remember it being down again after that.