I've been on Ning 2 since 2009 and I'm developing my Ning 3 site. I want to move to Ning 3 ASAP, but I've stopped for the time being because my Ning 2 site is so much faster: 3 to 4 times faster.
I Creators is roughly between the two speedwise.
These are the speed comparisons between my 2 and 3 sites:
- Getting to the home page from the login page takes 10-12 seconds on the new site; and less than 2 seconds on the old one.
- Going from Home to Forums: 4-5 seconds on new; less than 1 second on old.
- Going from Forums to home; 4-5 seconds on new; less than 2 on old.
- Going from Home to blogs: 4 seconds on new; less than 1 second on old.
- Going from Blogs to home; 4-5 seconds on new; 1 on old.
- Going from Home to Groups: 3 seconds on new; less than 1 second on old.
- Going from Groups to home; 4-5 seconds on new; 1 on old.
Dmitry, the Ning head of migration, had been the best, and very attentive to my needs. He said the speed should be in line now and asked me to test it today, but it's only marginally better.
What are your experiences with Ning 3 speed?
If you moved from a Ning 2 site, how do they compare?
Any tips on how to speed things up?