Perofmance Benchmark

To determine the impact of GD bbPress Toolbox Pro on your website, we have performed the benchmark to measure used PHP memory, page execution time, the number of SQL queries, SQL execution time, the number of loaded scripts and styles.

Disclaimer

Plugin impact on the website depends on many different factors, and times measured in this benchmark will be different for different servers. Page loading time and SQL execution time depend on the server speed, WordPress version, number of active plugins, theme, and other factors. The results of this benchmark are relative to the test server environment.

Benchmark Server

To perform the benchmark, we have used development server running the following software:

  • Apache 2.4.18
  • PHP 7.0.5
  • MySQL 5.5.5
  • WordPress 4.6.1

Plugins used for testing:

  • bbPress 2.5.10
  • GD bbPress Toolbox 4.4.3

The theme used for testing:

  • TwentySixteen 1.3

All tests are done using Mozilla Firefox 49.0.2 on MS Windows 10, with browser cache turned off. All benchmark data is collected using GD Press Tools Pro 5.2.2 plugin for WordPress. To get the accurate time for execution and SQL execution, 5 measurements are done and the average value is used.

Benchmark Overview

If you just want to know overall impact of GD bbPress Toolbox Pro, here are the facts. If you want to see detailed results, check out Benchmark results listed after.

On admin side (for any page loaded), the plugin uses an average of 2.25MB of memory, adds 0.05 seconds to the execution time, runs 4 SQL queries in 0.002 seconds. On front end (for any page loaded), the plugin uses the average of 2.23MB of memory, adds 0.037 seconds to the execution time, runs 6.5 SQL queries in 0.001 seconds.

These values are calculated based on the difference of the WordPress with bbPress installation, and installation with added GD bbPress Toolbox Pro plugin. All measurements are done with default GD bbPress Toolbox Pro settings. Depending on the settings, plugin features you are using, the plugin used memory, a number of executed queries and execution time can differ.

Compared to live servers, memory usage and number of SQL queries will remain the same (if used with same PHP), the main difference is execution time, and on the average live server, that time can be 3-4 times lower.

Benchmark Results

Clean WordPress

The first series of measurements is done for a clean WordPress installation, running only GD Press Tools Pro plugin.

Page Memory (MB) Time (sec) SQL Queries SQL Time (sec) Hooks Scripts Styles
Admin / Dashboard 19.68 0.228 41 0.021 779 41 11
Admin / Plugins 19.21 0.189 27 0.010 772 33 10
Admin / Posts 19.38 0.188 38 0.014 774 22 9
Admin / Post Edit 19.82 0.206 48 0.015 781 60 12
Front / Home 15.63 0.217 33 0.010 605 14 12
Front / Single 15.64 0.175 34 0.011 606 16 12
Front / Archive 15.64 0.162 37 0.012 605 14 12
Front / Page 15.64 0.189 37 0.012 605 16 12

Clean WordPress with bbPress

Next series of measurements is done for a clean WordPress installation, running only GD Press Tools Pro plugin and bbPress. bbPress had one forum and one topic created.

Page Memory (MB) Time (sec) SQL Queries SQL Time (sec) Hooks Scripts Styles
Admin / Dashboard 25.66 0.310 68 0.021 1283 43 12
Admin / Plugins 25.25 0.247 47 0.019 1276 25 11
Admin / Posts 25.41 0.260 58 0.015 1278 33 10
Admin / Post Edit 25.82 0.297 68 0.020 1285 61 13
Front / Home 20.32 0.281 54 0.021 980 16 13
Front / Single 20.29 0.207 53 0.014 981 18 13
Front / Archive 20.31 0.197 56 0.013 980 16 13
Front / Page 20.31 0.231 56 0.028 980 18 13
Front / Forum 20.57 0.262 72 0.018 972 19 14
Front / Topic 20.56 0.237 67 0.017 972 21 14

GD bbPress Toolbox Pro

Last series of measurements is done for a WordPress installation, running only GD Press Tools Pro plugin, bbPress and GD bbPress Toolbox Pro.

Page Memory (MB) Time (sec) SQL Queries SQL Time (sec) Hooks Scripts Styles
Admin / Dashboard 27.96 0.348 72 0.021 1399 43 12
Admin / Plugins 27.45 0.325 51 0.023 1392 25 11
Admin / Posts 27.65 0.302 62 0.016 1394 33 10
Admin / Post Edit 28.09 0.339 72 0.024 1401 61 13
Front / Home 22.54 0.249 61 0.016 1084 16 14
Front / Single 22.56 0.263 60 0.020 1085 18 14
Front / Archive 22.56 0.270 63 0.019 1084 16 14
Front / Page 22.55 0.272 61 0.017 1084 18 14
Front / Forum 22.82 0.287 78 0.022 1076 23 17
Front / Topic 22.71 0.292 74 0.022 1076 25 17