Strapi Dashboard on Heroku Loads Really Slow

System Information
  • Strapi Version: 3.6.8
  • Operating System: Window 10
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • Node Version: 16.13.1
  • NPM Version: 8.2.0
  • Yarn Version: -

As described in title, the admin panel loads so slow when I go to the I search around the internet, and found an engineer from Strapi said like this.

It makes sense, but is this happening because of free plan of heroku or just heroku feature? :joy:

What if my client access to the admin panel to update some CMS data, and the admin panel takes tooo much time to load? Any way around to solve this, please?

Yes, we are hosting on heroku free plan because of the budget, and the website is relatively small as well.


Self host with dokku.
Everything from heroku but on your own host.
Budget wise digital ocean or others are quite cheap tbh.

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Hey @yaunghein,
This is actually not to do with the free plan. It is actually pretty fast.

There is however a problem with heroku and strapi’s compression method:

Implement the fixes, rebuild and push your Strapi to Heroku and it should be performing fine.

Read more from the docs: Heroku Deployment - Strapi Developer Docs

All the best!

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I think seems to work. It still takes a minutes or two to load the admin panel up, but no more infinite loading white screen. Thanks so much for the information.

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