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First request always slow Asp Net Core API RRS feed

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  • Maybe extend the deployment procedure. Add one more step: accessing a function like ‘getversion’ from any browser or with some tool.

    First request probably needs additional time to process the assemblies, initialise some stuffs, etc.

    Friday, May 3, 2019 7:30 PM
  • Hi, 

    I have a WEB API with some GET operations, the problem is each time I deploy to production, first request from each method is always slow compared to the following ones.

    Example

    http://localhost/api/getversion delay 1346 ms +/- firts time

    http://localhost/api/getversion delay 70ms next times


    Over internet there is a lot of questions about this, but no answer that work.

    https://andrewlock.net/reducing-latency-by-pre-building-singletons-in-asp-net-core/

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/5df6efe0-f822-4bbf-b7d6-0b3b371db2c9/application-first-call-webservice-is-too-slow?forum=asmxandxml

    https://github.com/aspnet/KestrelHttpServer/issues/1276

    I hope someone can explain the problem and help me to solve it.   My API have a lot of operations Get, Post  and each time I deploy there is a delay in invoking first time those methods.   Some method may delay 6s and next requests 1s is a big difference. 

    Thanks

    First request to any .Net web app on a server will take more time to serve the first request.  There are startup things that get processed, as well as certain things in your code.  After deployment a published app will be compiled by IIS on the first request if any code files were changed.  That is the delay you are seeing.
    Friday, May 3, 2019 8:14 PM
  • From what I understand, the Application Pool must be started, which of course is going to slow things down on first-time execution of the service.  Also if the service sits idle for too long, a timeout, the service is taken out of scope and must be put back into scope when used again. That;s  why there HTTP Keep-Alive.

    https://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2013/oct/02/use-iis-application-initialization-for-keeping-aspnet-apps-alive

    https://lob.com/blog/use-http-keep-alive

    If you are using the ADO.NET Entity Framework, then it has cold-query and warm-query that affects first-time execution.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/ef/ef6/fundamentals/performance/perf-whitepaper

    WebAPI issues can be discussed at the ASP.NET forums.

    http://forums.asp.net/



    • Edited by DA924x Friday, May 3, 2019 8:36 PM
    Friday, May 3, 2019 8:34 PM
  • There is a setting in the newer versions of IIS called start mode which you can set to always running.  
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:16 PM
  • Hi JARH000,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Since this thread is related to asp.net core, you could post in the following forum.

    https://forums.asp.net/1255.aspx/1?ASP+NET+Core

    The Visual C# forum discusses and asks questions about the C# programming language, IDE, libraries, samples, and tools.

    Best regards,

    Jack



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    Monday, May 6, 2019 1:24 AM