Factors that can affect performance.
Your website is hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud service. This has very high speed connections and excellent reliability. It would be rare to have a performance issue related to the server hosting your website.There are several factors that can result in you having slow performance:
- A temporary load on our server. This can be as simple and the hard drive being busy with other activity. We never seem to run out of CPU power. We throttle back other disk activity and try to avoid placing other loads on the system. Sometimes that cannot be avoided.
- A degraded Internet connection between our server and your location.
- Larger images take longer to transmit. Many clubs have increased the size limits for their images, sometimes up to 4K screen sizes.
- Transmission latency, which is an overhead item associated with each transmission. The greater the distance from our server, the slower the transmission. This is quite significant for very distance places, like the UK. Your server is located in the USA or Australia to make it reasonably close to your location.
Very large images (more than 2MB) can be a problem when displayed on your website. A 10MB image will take seconds to display if your home connection is slow. While we support large images up to 4K pixels, performance will be much better if you stick to smaller images.