Our Forum is now using MAXCND with our Xenforo Install

Discussion in 'Site News' started by Kurt, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    All avatars, scripts, images, sprites, styles etc are now being hosted on a CDN (Content delivery network).

    What does this mean? Our forum should be much faster, not that is was slow before. Looks like we shaved off about 1 second, on average. Page load times are around 2.5 seconds as compared to 4 seconds before the CDN was integrated.

    How CDNs work, they download the files from our forum and put those files on servers closer to the users. This takes load off our server and makes the file download for the users faster. Win win!

    Should anyone notice issues, or just want to say how much you like a faster website, please do so =)
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
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  2. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    can't tell any difference. but then again I am a goober.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    slight notice on my part

    but to be fair, my computer is older than Buck
     
  4. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Use to have a thread that was nothing but funny .gifs. It would take forever for that thread to load. It would be interesting to see how it would load now with the new host. @86WARD, @Mike or @smeags .... do you know if SRW deleted that thread or possibly archived it?
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    These new ad banners are a bit annoying
     
  6. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Not sure what happened to that thread...
     
  7. LebaneseFF

    LebaneseFF Error loading Staff Member Premium Member Fantasy Guru

    I agree but those ads make these upgrades possible. They are easy to ignore and are easy to focus on too. Try to use the 1st and ignore them
     
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  8. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    And when I look at forums across the internet, they're laced with about 3/5 ads per page.. here, you have ONE.
    Keep it in perspective dudes
     
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  9. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    What ad banners? ;)
     
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  10. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    It's really annoying on the mobile site. It's smack in the middle and ruins the flow...
     
  11. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Ditto. @86WARD....mobile site?
     
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  12. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

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  13. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    this is my only forum. its annoying. carry on
     
  14. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    I'll see if I can disable on mobile
     
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  15. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    I ain't worried about the ads. gotta do what you gotta do.
     
  16. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    ya man this thread was about MAXCDN as an improvement for our forum and it turned into the "hey man that one ad sucks thread".
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    Considering they popped up after the thread, they go hand in hand for me
     
  18. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Yes. Cell phone.
     
  19. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Gotcha. I've only used a PC or wired laptop on GIF/FK and both with Windows and AdBlock Plus disabled on GIF/FK and have only seen one banner ad and that was located near the top of the screen. Maybe the OS's used on Smartphones other than Windows?:dunno:
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2014
  20. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

    The freaking ads have always been on here. I replaced them with one that so far is performing better. Try not being so obtuse and accept the simple fact that websites cost money and ads are a part of it.
     
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