I installed Xenforo on infinityfree.net database for my website. the install was really quick. I am switching over to installing the forums on my localhost and now its taking foreverrrr… I know this may not be related to hosting support but I am wondering if you have any advice for me to speed things up?
That is probably not the best configuration, and explains why everything may be moving so slow. To install, the installer program now has to keep an open connection with two servers that are probably in different countries.
Additionally, Xenforo is a huge piece of software, so even after you get it installed, it may be super slow, and you will probably be hitting a lot of limits. Since you are willing to pay a minimum of $160 for this piece of software, you probably have the money to pay an extra $5 a month for hosting.
You can just install this installation of premium hosting, where you will also get 1-on-1 support and higher limits, unlike the ones here.
Database connections are very sensitive to latency. Remember that for every single query, PHP has to send the query from our server to your house, and the response has to be sent back. And for a single page view on a website, it’s not uncommon to do dozens of queries. So this quickly adds entire seconds to your page load time. And that’s probably also what’s making the import so slow.
thank you for your response and I ended up upgrading to the premium. How long does it roughly take for my plan to change from infinityfree to Ultimate Premium status? Do I also need to change the webservers for my domain to ifastnet or does it stay as infinityfree webservers?
If you don’t want to make a ticket, you will have to sign in to iFastNet’s control panel (NOT cpanel.epizy.com) with the information you were given when you created your premium account. Once you login, you will be given the new FTP and database information that you can use.