slow page load times

I’d like to start by saying I am a very happy recent new user of Nextcloud for a private cloud for my small team (four people). There are so many useful applications and integrations. Clearly there are some awesome people working on it. I feel empowered with features and freedom from the proprietary tech giant jails. I sincerely appreciate the choice of the AGPL software license and I hope Nextcloud continues to improve and evolve for years to come.

My issue is with this forum, . I am regularly seeing what I consider to be very slow page load times. Much slower than other websites. When I first try to go to , the page is blank and it may take 30 to 90 seconds before I see anything rendered. Is anyone else having similar issues?

The issue seems most pronounced with the initial page load/render, subsequent clicks and page loads feel faster (although I don’t have measurements).

I’m using the Chromium browser. OS is 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. HTTPS Everywhere and LastPass extensions.

I have a “meh” reproduction of this issue with a remote web page speed test (perhaps not an excellent repro, but I’ll share my results). shows a reasonable 4.7 sec until document rendered and an OK 12 sec until fully loaded. It appears a CDN is not used. I ran it a few times, this a typical result.

It feels faster on my phone. Timings are closer to this result for me mobile chrome on an Android phone using both wifi and cellular.

I am on physically located on the west coast of the United States. I have a fast Internet connection: >100mbit/s bidirectional with ~5ms latency pings to google servers. I use a Pi-Hole for DNS. Everything else is fast enough that I don’t bother timing, stands out in this regard.

Where is the instance Discourse hosted? puts it in Helsinki, Finland. Is that right? Is it scaled out? Any plans to use a CDN?

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A number of changes have been made to the forum. If you have the time could you please speed test it again and share results. Thanks!