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  Asked By: Kris    Date: Jan 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 10473

Our home page on the sharepoint site loads really slow. I understand
if this happens maybe on a daily basis, but this is each user, each
time they go to the page. Once you get past that page, all is working
correctly and load in a reasonable amount of time.

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Myron Calhoun     Answered On: Jan 21

Is your home page  in a site  collection that has the Publishing
infrastructure feature activated? For example, built off the
Collaborative Portal site definition. If so, then your problem is
probably just that Page and Fragment caching is disabled. Go to Site
Settings for your top level site. In the Site Collection Administration
column you will see an entry to Site Collection Output Cache settings.
Go to that page and click the checkbox to enable Output caching. On the
same page use the dropdowns to select the anonymous profile for
Anonymous Cache and the Intranet profile for the Authenticated Cache.
If the checkbox is already checked, make sure you aren't overriding the
profiles at the site level by looking at the site output cache settings
from the Site Settings page.

If this does not cause a marked improvement on the second page refresh
then you have a deeper problem. But Output caching is the most common
issue. If its not output caching then we need to talk about the
webparts etc on the home  page or any custom code you've added to the
home page.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Rena William     Answered On: Jan 21

I appreciate your help. All was going good until I got to the
point where you said, "Site Collection Output Cache". This isn't an
option. Don't know if this matters or not, we are using sharepoint
server without the portal?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Shanda Nolan     Answered On: Jan 21

If you aren't using the Portal (Publishing Feature) then you wouldn't
have access to configure the cache and it is turned on automatically.
That being the case I've got to assume its one of two scenarios

1) You've got a webpart on the home page  that requires a long time
to refresh its contents. For example, if you have something like a
DataView web part that is accessing a lot of other sites to aggregate
data or an external database that is slow  to respond it may slow down
the page load  because web parts are usually built to load Synchronously.
So the whole page will load slowly because it is waiting for one web
part.

2) You've added code to the home  page or master page to control
whether something is visible or not. Doing this will tend to invalidate
the whole page in the cache based on a permissions change and force the
whole page to load again.

Either or those scenarios sound likely?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Bailey Lewis     Answered On: Jan 21

I found my problem here. The server where my site  image resided
was taken offline. Changed the file location to a valid location and
all is good.

 
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