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Slow contact form

Postby Shaggy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:47 pm

Hello - I have a simple contact form that works; but after clicking submit, it hangs for several seconds before showing the "thank you" page. Can anyone offer insight? Is it most likely due soley to the mail server, or..?

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Re: Slow contact form

Postby Nullsig » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:00 am

Do you write to the database? Or, do you just send out the mail?

Usually the mail server doesn't really slow down the system as the message is just thrown into a queue to be handled by the server, only checking that the message is actually queued.

If you are doing reads and writes to a database before (or even after) sending the message, your queries are probably unoptimized and slowing down the processing of the page.


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