Solved

Speed up CFHTTP Request

Posted on 2011-03-24
4
1,133 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What is the best way to speed up the CFHTTP. When a user access my website I need to make 3 calls to 3 different APIs to get some data. The problem is that these 3 calls slowed down my website.

I saw in a blog that using CFTHREAD would improve the speed, is that correct?
0
Comment
Question by:Medrise
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
SidFishes earned 350 total points
ID: 35208139
It may (but I've not used it) There is another option which I have used and found to be far superior to cfhttp. It's a custom tag called cfhttp5 available for 50$ from http://www.cftagstore.com/tags/cfxhttp5.cfm with lifetime upgrades.

According to the page it "Increases the speed of HTTP communications up to 64 times" and has built in multithreading and true asynch capabilities and also easily support https. I run a mission critical app using this tag (and have for years) Whether it's 64 times faster I don't know but my code processes hundreds of POSTS/GETS a minute.

Scenario 1 on the linked page sounds almost identical to what you are looking for and shows a 2x speed increase

It also has a fully functional time limited eval DL so you can actually see if it works for you.

I'm a huge fan of this tag. It literally saved my business several years ago by doing things cfhttp simply couldn't
0
 
LVL 39

Assisted Solution

by:gdemaria
gdemaria earned 75 total points
ID: 35208388
We use it as well, very good tag !

It helped solve an SSL v2 issue the CFHTTP could not handle
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Brijesh Chauhan
Brijesh Chauhan earned 75 total points
ID: 35212659
You are probably talking of the post below..

http://www.bennadel.com/blog/749-Learning-ColdFusion-8-CFThread-Part-II-Parallel-Threads.htm

I think it should make the processing faster, it's basically doing PARALLEL processing of a file

I have not used threads with CFTTP, but have used them to loop a query with lots of data and it does made a lot of difference in speed and processing.. here is my post on how it was done

http://blog.brijeshradhika.com/2009/03/using-cfthread-to-loop-through-query.html


0
 

Author Comment

by:Medrise
ID: 35214119
Thanks guys... I bought the CFHTTP5 tag since it looks like it will make a good improvement.
0

Featured Post

Are You Using the Best Web Development Editor?

The worlds of web hosting and web development are constantly evolving. Every year we see design trends change, coding standards adapt and new frameworks/CMS created. With such a quick pace of change it’s easy to get lost trying to keep up.

See if your editor made the list.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Now that Expression Web 4.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Upgrade.aspx) is free if you buy or have the full version of Expression Web 3.0, now is the best time to  migrate from FrontPage to Expression Web (http://www.frontpage-to-exp…
Objective of This Article In 1990’s, when I was a budding software professional, I had a lot of confusion about which stream or technology, I had to choose to build my career. In those days, I had lot of confusion like whether to choose System so…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up an RSS Feed on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Feedburner will be used for this demonstration. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to set up basic WordPress SEO. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The plugin used will be WordPress SEO by Yoast. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: myw…

717 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question