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How to Speed up vBulletin

by Karl Davis


How to Speed up vBulletin by removing adverts/banners/animations etc with special thanks to LMB, Nathan and Dave Lear.

On 56 k dial-up I found that it was difficult and clumsy at times and required several refresh attempts from my browser to access the pages.

However you can help speed up the way that the pages load by doing the following to help in particular those who are using 56k modem or less.

Open notepad and add the following text (only the stuff between the lines below) :

# Copyright (c) 1998 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP stack for Windows98
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host localhost


Now save the document to your c:\windows folder with the name hosts
(ensuring that you remove the extension .txt from the saved filename i.e.
correct name is hosts
incorrect name is hosts.txt

If this does not work clear all temporary internet files, cache etc and reboot and try again. If you have any other hosts files in your windows directories add the following to it :

Reboot and re-open a vBulletin forum and the ads should be gone :-)

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