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Thread: mod_rewrite slowing site

  1. #1

    Afrostyle mod_rewrite slowing site

    I came up with a rule that gives translates the following:


    Now, this works - if I echo out the var GET variable, I get

    But when I was just testing on a simple file it worked fine for about 90% of the time, and the other 10% it got stuck and kept firefox in loading mode ( i had to restart apache to get to run again)

    But it really really slows down the web site I am applying this to 100% of the time. The html isnt rendered in the browser, but if I hit view source, it shows me all the source...and its still says its loading. I have to wait about 2 minutes before the html is rendered.

    In the code below, I commented out the second last line, that will translate


    now THAT works flawlessly 100% of the time, so that confirms that the problem is probably in my RewriteRule and not the web site.

    I have the following in my .htaccess file:

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    #RewriteRule ^([-a-zA-Z0-9/]+)\.html$ index.php?var=$1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^((([-a-zA-Z0-9]+)/?)+)/?$ /index.php?var=$1 [L]
    can anyone see the problem?


  2. #2
    Mod_rewrite is very slow, you can either not use it or deal with it basically!

    and what is the point of:
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
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  3. #3
    The second rule may take longer basically because it is performing 3 regex searches (regex is heavy on the processor).
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