First time page loads slowly

Topics: Troubleshooting
Apr 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Hi, I have the problem that the first time I load my browser the page loads for ~10 seconds. I don't know what the timeout is, but if I don't access the website for a while, the first time to load it always takes a long time.

I don't know if this is a problem with Orchard or IIS. I am using a stock 1.8 installation on a default IIS install server. I defined a new site under C:\inetpub\wwwroot\WEBSITENAME\Orchard.

Is there some timeout or caching option I don't know about? I am long time Wordpress user, but I don't like PHP so I am trying to move to Windows solutions. The VPS I have is 2 core @ 3.1GHz, 2GB RAM, 100Mbit connection, Windows Server 2012.

Any suggestions are welcome
Apr 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM
What you see is Orchard cold starting - and 10s for that is exceptionally fast. Since you have the power for it you could set the app pool of Orchard not to time out (set idle timeout to 0), thus remaining warm forever.
Marked as answer by bgalakazam on 4/27/2014 at 4:24 PM
Apr 27, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Thank you very much! I am still learning the in and outs of IIS.