Post by julianashcroft » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:17 pm

I have recently had an SSL Certificate activated for my website and since then the site seems to have slowed down by quite a bit. It seems to spend a fair bit on time 'waiting for' and then everything loads really fast.

I have been in touch with my hosting provider and they say everything their end is running correctly, they have suggested a few things to help speed things up such a gzip (have done that - set to 9 and added needed code it .htaccess). They have also asked to check that I'm running the correct version of php. I'm using Opencart and php 5.6, I'm not sure if that's the right version or not.

My config.php files seems to be set correctly with define('HTTPS_SERVER', ''); in place

I'm at a bit of a loss as to what else I can do, any suggestions?

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Post by wrick0 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:25 pm

I agree it takes very long to load your website (for me over 60 seconds) Have you tried to switch to php 7 to check if it works correctly then ?

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Post by julianashcroft » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:51 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yes I have changed to version 7 of php, didn't seem to make any difference. I have run turbo.php to change the database to InnoDB, the indexing of the database just times out though.

I'm at a bit of a loss and I'm worried customers will get fed up of waiting and go elsewhere.

It's almost as if theres a blockage somewhere and when that is free the page loads really quickly.


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Post by victorj » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:51 am

When change to https, you need to clear all cache files in journal.
refresh all modifications.
now its not performing to bad, gtmetrix (location london) shows 4,7 sec load time.
looking at gtmetrix your page is quit big, 3.84MB
try to follow gtmetrix advise, check your images en make sure they are uploaded to your server in same size as displayed.
Also optimizing images will speed up your site.

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