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Load-Balancing with ExpressionEngine

I am kind of new to loadbalancing. I've been tasked up with figuring out how to load balance our servers that run ExpressionEngine. We are using two plugins, Assets and CE_Image. I've been reading up ...
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Cartthrob and cart update queries

I'm really struggling to reduce the number of database queries on a Cartthrob install. As I look at the EE output profiler, I see that most of the queries are UPDATE `exp_cartthrob_cart` SET `cart` ...
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ExpressionEngine on PHP7

PHP 7 Release Candidate 7 came out today. Rasmus Lerdorf has been giving talks on the advantages of PHP7 including benchmarking against many popular PHP applications -- for example here's the ...
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Are there app monitoring options for ExpressionEngine other than New Relic?

We currently use New Relic for EE app monitoring, but we're looking for alternate solutions. Do any solutions exist for EE other than New Relic that wouldn't require a lot of custom development?
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View Count queries cause huge server load

I have a site with fairly high traffic (up to 10K sessions per day) and have recently run into performance issues. My host has investigated and found that several queries are very slow. The top 5 of ...
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CE Image, Assets, S3 and Caching

We’re using CE Image along with Assets images stored in S3. We’ve used curl to go through all the pages so that CE Image does its thing to the image and stores its “made” image in S3. The hopes is to ...
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Why are all snippets loading several times on page load?

I have a simple about page being rendered with the content of only one entry and some Low Variables bits. It's rather slow (3.8806 seconds according to the Output Profiler), and the Template Debugging ...
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Heavy CPU load on MediaTemple: help decipher from TOP query

For one of our clients, we have unusually high CPU/DB load. Here's what we got from the host: 1878 clientsite 20 0 213m 43m 8088 R 18.7 2.3 0:05.86 /usr/bin/php-cgi -c /var/www/vhosts/acme.com/...
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Do unused custom fields affect performance?

If there are custom fields that are not used e.g., optional, in all entries, does this in any way affect performance? I am considering implementing a somewhat monolithic custom fieldset to be ...
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a less expensive way of grouping entries by category

I'm trying to figure out if there's a more performant way of getting entries grouped by category. As you can see, I'm using NSM Categories module. Right now, this costing me 263 queries and 5 seconds ...
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Modules/Add-ons loading on all pages

I'm finding a few add-ons/modules that are loading on every page/template even if they are not being called in that template. For example, the Solspace Favorites module seems to constantly be coming ...
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Nested Tags Performance Improvements?

Is there a better (less server intensive therefore slow) way to retrieve entries based on a category setting i.e. this is what we currently use:- {exp:channel:categories channel="products" style="...
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Can EE handle Millions of Users?

I’m new to the expression engine project at our business. We are being acquired by a large company and they’re worried that expression engine cannot handle traffic for a exp_members table of 10M, and ...
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Making sense of New Relic reporting

Recently the site we've been working on has been attracting a lot more traffic. We've been seeing high CPU spikes and recently installed New Relic. Already we've been able to pinpoint a bottle neck ...
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Output to JSON & save

I've got a directory of locations in a channel, 4500 of them. I'm using the Google Maps addon but given how many locations we're showing, the performance is terrible. Right now we're outputting the ...
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Performance with Store variables and Low Search

I'm looking at performance for a few list pages, and finding that low search is being called to find some Store variables within a channel entries tag. For example, getting {product_details:price} in ...
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CartThrob {exp:cartthrob:cart_items_info} extremely slow

I have a new CartThrob installation on EE 2.9, everything seems to be working just fine apart from when I use {exp:cartthrob:cart_items_info} in my cart template. Without that tag the page loads in ...
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MSM Limitations

We have a totally 20 Websites. Right Now, We are running 5 websites all in MSM under single database. our requirements is member can access all websites in any one of web site login. All are portal ...
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Can you completely disable members on the frontend?

Each time a template is loaded in ExpressionEngine is goes through a couple of member related tasks (as far as I can see):- Is this user in a blacklist? Addons_model::module_installed() Grab the ...
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What typically are the things that slow down an ExpressionEngine installation? [closed]

I'm just wondering if there are certain guidelines to bear in mind if you want to ensure an EE site stays fast. What typically are the things that slow down an ExpressionEngine installation? Does ...
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how to handle responsive content loading?

I have a few questions regarding loading different content depending on the screen size and or device... a site I'm working on has one column with 5 entries, when the screen size gets reduced a bit I ...
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How to improve performance of CI_Encrypt->_add_cipher_noise?

I've been trying to track down some performance issues with an ExpressionEngine site, specifically around pages using CartThrob. I've been using XDebug and Webgrind, and noticed that CI_Encrypt->...
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How to improve performance of CI_Encrypt->encode?

I've been having some significant server-side performance issues with an ExpressionEngine / CartThrob site (pages taking 5 seconds or more to generate under no load). Today I installed XDebug and ...
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Difference between Template Parsing Finished and Total Execution Time in Debugging

I'm having major performance issues and I'm trying to nail down the culprit. I'm on EE 2.7.1 with a number of add ons (All of P+T's, Structure, ect.) However, I'm getting pages loads in excess of 5 ...
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Very slow performance on production, not on local dev, doesn't seem to be the database

I'm running an ExpressionEngine site using CartThrob for a shopping cart. Some of the pages are loading extremely slowly on the production server (7, 10, 15 seconds of Controller Execution Time as ...
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How to prevent CartThrob from making hundreds of SQL queries and running extremely slow?

this may be somewhat of a noob question as I just started administering an ExpressionEngine site that uses CartThrob. My client complained of the site being slow during the shopping / checkout process ...
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Matrix is killing my load times - How can I speed it up

This just started happening with the latest updates. My product pages went from under a couple of seconds, to 12-16 seconds. All spikes below are from Matrix calls. click to see larger image I am ...
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Cause of Massive Performance Issues after EE Upgrade 2.5.2 to 2.7.2?

Newest Edit - 27 Feb 2014 - In case some poor soul with the same issue stumbles on this thread, I did not find a solution and ended up removing Matrix and replacing it with Grid. My company would ...
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Stash saving on :get and :set performance benefits?

I'm still trying to fully wrap my brain around Stash's cacheing system. From the docs it seems that both :set and :get have the parameters save, scope, replace, and refresh. Is there a benefit to ...
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Optimizing performance when sorting through hundreds of entries

Currently working on a new EE site that I've inherited, and having difficulty optimizing performance. Everything was dandy until I finished imported all the old content. Now there are ~700 page ...
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Playa Plug in - Slows down site to a crawl?

I have a site running playa module and it's painfully slow to run any queries. Here is my tag code: {exp:channel:entries channel="sous_sous_categorie" url_title="{segment_4}" dynamic="no"} ...
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(103)Software caused connection abort: mod_fcgid: ap_pass_brigade failed in handle_request function

Currently trying to work out why our ExpressionEngine install is running so slowley, have just checked our error log and it's full of the following: (103)Software caused connection abort: mod_fcgid: ...
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Is Playa as slow as built in Relationships with 1000s of entries?

I'm trying to relate multiple entries in a database with about 2,500 total entries in one channel. It takes a minute to load the full list in the control panel for each entry -- which is unacceptable ...
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What's the best practice for rendering a high number of entries with exp:channel:entries?

I'm running into memory issues with a page that lists lots (hundreds, eventually 1000+) of little news items that consist of a title, date, and sometimes brief description. These are each channel ...
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Expression Engine and NGINX

I just recently updated my DV server (media temple) to their new infrastructure DV4.0. Most recently I've been experiencing latency of more than 8s to load my site or any site on my server. After ...
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What does a slow “Parsing Segment, Embed, and Global Vars Conditionals” log entry mean?

I'm working on getting EE installed on Google Appengine's new PHP runtime. Things are slow, and I'm trying to identify why that might be. I've disabled most add-ons, and created an EE tag-less ...
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Matrix Fields Causing Page to Load Very Slowly

I am running the latest version of Expression Engine (2.6.1) and Matrix (2.5.5). I created a Matrix field for an Award Winners listing for our website, with 2 fields - the first being Field Pack - ...
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Assets seems to bog down Matrix

I've got a calendar page with different months (as entries) containing matrix fields. The rows contain text, playa, a date field and assets. With 50 rows, the page takes ten seconds to download. ...
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EE1 plugin that outputs data from third-party oracle database, can I cache?

I developed a plugin that pulls data from an oracle (oci8) database. One function in the plugin returns hundreds of rows and the page takes about 5 seconds to load. I have caching turned on, so when ...
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Matrix really slow

Matrix v2.5.5 / EE v2.6.1 / PHP v5.3.3 {exp:channel:entries channel="assets" entry_id="16"} {test_matrix} {cell_1} {/test_matrix} {/exp:channel:entries} It takes 17 seconds to load ...
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Using a module tag as parameter adds +1 query per loop

I'm finding that if I use a module tag like stash or playa as a parameter in a plugin tag, that an extra query for the module name is run for each loop. Here's the query that's run: SELECT `...
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General question regarding installed modules and performance

I probably have a few modules installed on some of my sites that aren't being used. Simple question: will uninstalling them improve general memory usage and performance? One module in particular that ...
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Re-writing Playa tags to disable the Playa extension for better site performance

With the overall goal of reducing page load time (Memory, Execution Time in template debugging), how can I rework my Playa templates so as to “shut off” the Playa Extension? Template debugging shows ...
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performance issues - is it the database?

I'm experiencing pages loading very slowly, it's happening intermittently on a low traffic EE site. Most of the traffic is just me. When they load slow, they take a good 30 seconds or so. But when ...
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Which method for setting status parameter is more efficient?

I built a site several years ago with 3 statuses so editors could position articles on a category landing page. I coded some of the entry tags like this to ensure that adding additional statuses ...
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Entries take a long time to update on live site. EE 1.6.8

My organization's site in running EE 1.6.8 hosted on Rackspace Cloud Sites. In the last few weeks we have noticed that it takes longer and longer to update an entry in the control panel. We are now ...
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Performance of Matrix and P&T Field Pack add-ons

On every install I have P&T field pack and Matrix installed. blindly. just recently I had to analyse a site's performance, and the only spike in load times I discovered was P&T add-ons. (0....
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why is my template partials w/ stash approach slower than the ordinary one?

I've used the template partials method to "uprade" one of my site's template to this approach. What I don't understand is, that although my stash template only has one single embed vs. 5 embeds, it'...
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What's better for performance when storing multiple vars in a single entry with stash? Set or Set_list?

I'm curious if anyone that has either done a comparison between the two or simply knows why one would be more efficient than the other. Stash set vs. set_list in storing multiple individual field ...
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Correct syntax for inserting a channel entry with a playa field?

I've been experimenting with using SQL INSERTs and UPDATEs instead of using the Channel Entries API in my add-on. In one of my channels I am using a playa field which is simply connected to a separate ...