Tuning settings for SSL?

(Stephen) #1

So we’ve recently switched our Discourse install over to use SSL and have noticed that the initial page loading time is now significantly higher.

Our install sits on a 2GB/2CPU DigitalOcean droplet, is this simply to small for reasonable performance with SSL? are there config tweaks we can make to improve matters?

(Dean Taylor) #2

SSL will slow things down, but the amount this slows the initial load can be optimised.

A simple way to visualise this is here:

Check your site with http://www.webpagetest.org/ to find the specific delays.

Also check out https://istlsfastyet.com/