I'm connecting to a Windows/SQL Azure database, but put "xxxxxx" in place of my actual values.
Perhaps the problem isn't with the application itself, but DNS routing..I'll keep digging, but if you guys know of anything that might affect speed on an "almost factory stock" nopcommerce installation, I'm all ears...
It seems like more and more people use nopCommerce on Azure.
We haven't had a chance to test our themes on it yet, so we couldn't give a practical advice that could help you speed the performance.
Here are a few things that could worth trying:
1. Get the latest version of the theme from our web site and replace all the SevenSpikes.xxx plugin folders with the new ones aka to upgrade to the latest version.
Then restart your application and test the performance and let us know if there are any differences.
2. Switch to the default DarkOrange theme and check the performance with it.
This way we can know if the Electronics theme itself needs to be optimized or it is a general i.e DNS issues problem.
Some side questions:
Do you use any modified version of nopCommerce for running it on Azure or you simply use the default installation?
Nop-Templates Support Team