I am using Assets to manage some of the images on my site. The CP loads as expected and nothing is too out of the ordinary. I have 196MB RAM set in PHP.ini and on a VPS.

When I click on an assets folder, the more images I have in there the longer it takes to load, which isnt so far-fetched, but it is taking around 2 minutes to load a folder with about 60 images in it. That same folder locally takes < 5 seconds.

What can be causing this? Here is a screenshot of a XHR report. enter image description here

  • Can you select the correct answer below?
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Dec 18, 2012 at 5:02

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It looks like the difficulty here was a very large number of folders and sub-folders. Condensing the folders down has sped up the load significantly and are working on improvements in that area for the future of Assets.

Thank you!

-Lisa Wess
Pixel & Tonic

  • We were able to remove many files and folders, for now. But there will be a total of 300+ subdirectories as our data begins to get implemented. So while there hasn't been a full solution, we have been able to narrow down that, indeed, there are too many files and folders for the current iteration of Assets to handle in a timely manner on our server. We are going to be testing a solution provided by Lisa and P&T, which already sounds like it will be the answer to the problem we are experiencing. Thanks Lisa! Dec 18, 2012 at 1:26
  • My pleasure, Wedodan!
    – Lisa
    Dec 18, 2012 at 17:15

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