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Discussion of Ken True's web site templates

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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by ConligWX » Mon 19 Feb 2018 12:55 pm

Hi Tony.

I just upgraded my own Webserver with PHP 7.2.2 and have noticed a slight improvement in loading times over PHP 7.1

What version are you running? think i found it... PHP/5.6.33 ???

Take a look at the stats...

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 7.2-Beta-1

Also gtmetrix is a good place to start for tweaking your website:

https://gtmetrix.com/reports/southfrank ... m/RGMlcQwl
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by HRVistaWeather » Mon 19 Feb 2018 1:18 pm

Hi Simon,
I'm still running the old (PHP Version: 5.6.33) as i have many old dependant MySql Scripts which I have not as yet had time to convert.
You can always easily check version using : http://southfranklinweather.com/weather ... w=versions

just a heads up, as mentioned recently in a PM. I still see using http://www.conligwx.org/index.php it results in no images displaying on your site versus using https://www.conligwx.org/index.php which does display images.
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by ConligWX » Mon 19 Feb 2018 3:11 pm

HRVistaWeather wrote:Hi Simon,
I'm still running the old (PHP Version: 5.6.33) as i have many old dependant MySql Scripts which I have not as yet had time to convert.
You can always easily check version using : http://southfranklinweather.com/weather ... w=versions

just a heads up, as mentioned recently in a PM. I still see using http://www.conligwx.org/index.php it results in no images displaying on your site versus using https://www.conligwx.org/index.php which does display images.
Kind regards,
I've redirected http access to https for now.
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by HRVistaWeather » Wed 21 Feb 2018 6:58 am

Hi,
Added some further tweaks, minimization and reduction of images and many other script changes.
Still have to tackle Warnings etc... and some additional image changes and then next all the many Mysql/MySqli tweaks, then finally switch to phpv7.2
But for now hopefully index page at least, loads much much better.
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by HRVistaWeather » Sat 24 Feb 2018 7:00 am

Hi,
More mods (heaps actually, though still weeks away from 7.2(+) migration :cry:
Index Page Speed:
https://southfranklinweather.com/weather/index.php
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by water01 » Sat 24 Feb 2018 3:23 pm

WOW what did you do I am now getting an HTTPS load of 2.97 seconds which is faster than HTTP at 3.5 seconds, but both are now pretty swift. Well Done, add 7.2 PHP and it will be loaded before you have finished pressing Enter!!

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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by PaulMy » Sat 24 Feb 2018 3:41 pm

and it will be loaded before you have finished pressing Enter!!
:lol:

It must show my sloow internet speed as it takes a little longer for me than David's experience, but half or less time than it took in my check a few days ago. Well done Tony :clap:

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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by water01 » Sat 24 Feb 2018 3:46 pm

Sat on a Verizon 4G Lite Hotspot that is giving me 35Mbps Download. Not bad for a phone connection!! Will admit I used IE11's Developer Tools to get the timings which is probably faster than realtime with a watch!!

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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by ConligWX » Sat 24 Feb 2018 4:53 pm

water01 wrote:WOW what did you do I am now getting an HTTPS load of 2.97 seconds which is faster than HTTP at 3.5 seconds, but both are now pretty swift. Well Done, add 7.2 PHP and it will be loaded before you have finished pressing Enter!!
7.2 does seem faster, my own site from GTMetrix.com (london) was loading about 1.9 seconds, now it loads at 1.2 Seconds. The Webserver storage also has a lot to do with it too. mines sitting on a a Raid1 PCIe m2 SSD, so data reads are instant.
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by HRVistaWeather » Sat 24 Feb 2018 8:52 pm

Hi all,
Appreciate the feedback, still have many changes to complete though for now it seems much better.
Good to know it's not just me that can notice it.
Very happy with current speed.
Update: Sorry David forgot to answer your question:
I combined then minified many css and in page java scripts.
Removed a lot of old non required code.
Obtimized many images (not all).
Reworked all my Warnings/Alerts/Advisories/etc.(weather alerts/fire warnings/fire bans/tsunami earthquake bulletins/local Huon River Flood warnings/etc. etc.
Here in Aus/Tas we have to source these from numerous different sources (unlike US/UK).
I already had many crons retrieving these (xml/rss/txt data) storing them in cache files, however then I used many include_*.php scripts to interrogate and display them in the index page.
So I have now created additional crons to do that work, they now create static include_*.php files (already coded for display / html / php / format / images etc). so now all these include_*.php files on the index page just include them (no work needed on load) . Made such a huge difference, been meaning to do it for ages. Then .java scripts refresh them after page load.
Also added new stuff to the ajaxCU.js for use in the modified ajax-dashboard.php
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Re: End user feedback on recent website modifications.

Post by water01 » Sun 25 Feb 2018 4:34 am

All I can say is the hard work has paid off. Well Done.

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