I've got a bit of a problem that I haven't exactly come across before and I'm really hoping someone here can help.
We're working on a Real Estate Type website for a Small Client, We've used wordpress to hold all out content together,
The only problem we have is that there are about 20,000 drop down options. on the front end submission page. None of which can be taken away.
The rest of the website runs fast except for the Front End Submission page and the Backend are to submit properties from the admin area.
These 20,000 options are divided into 7 main categories. basically they select the state, then suburb.
The website is being hosted on our server which is a shared hosting environment. We want to believe that moving the website to it's own server will help things
but i have a reason to believe that the issue is a little more than just it's hosting environment. Is it possible to perhaps compress the Jquery files so they download to the end user a little faster?
When you view the front end submission page it's pretty much frozen. If you're using chrome you's get a message saying the webpage isn't responding and such.
you would need to wait about 30 seconds or more to load the page properly. even after loading everything it's still very unresponsive. if you were to scroll down a little it would take a few seconds to register before it scrolls the page down.
Now, I know that this is a bucket load of strings. I know that. But how can we make it faster? We've already tried caching, but it's pretty useless as the end user would still experience slow and unresponsiveness on the website.
Any idea's would be much appreciated.