Your project files must be stored in the Windows file system. WSL 1 offers faster access to files mounted from Windows.
If you will be using your WSL Linux distribution to access project files on the Windows file system, and these files cannot be stored on the Linux file system, you will achieve faster performance across the OS files systems by using WSL 1.
Like many people on this thread, I follow all the tricks to make things better (performances are really really bad on my Ryzen 5 Pro with 8Gb of RAM, Win10 Pro), but I’m stuck on creating containers (error DK0005) when I launch DevKinsta with WSL2 disabled (Hyper-V is installed and Up). So I have to revert back to WSL2 to make DevKinsta working.
I would like to know when this will be fixed. Honestly it is not possible to work in good condition. This is frustrating as your tool is really a good one.
Is there any news on this? I’ve followed the suggestions in the thread and fortunately, it’s worked for me with a bit of trial and error. It’s still not super ideal though.
Switching between hyper-v and wsl to fix the database every time you make a new local site is a little too round about. It doesn’t look like I can just switch to hyper-v and forget it either, but correct me if someone else has a different experience. Adding a site when I’m it’s set to hyper-v doesn’t work and throws me a DDK0029 error (iirc).
I tried placing the kinsta files (settings > site path) on the wsl side of things hoping being on the same filesystem would speed it up but it didn’t work quite well. The sites are downloaded as expected and I think most things are working but opening the site
gives me a 404 error instead.
Any new experience from anyone still working with it? Or is the de facto way to get around this still switching back and forth wsl and hyper-v?
I also experience very bad performance: around 7-8 seconds to load a page.
I’m on a MacBook Pro with a M1 pro cpu, running MacOs Monterey. I installed DevKinsta v2.6.
I followed the recommendations of @philippstracker without much success.
Has anyone (Mac user) found a way to make DevKinsta run a little faster?
Had no problems with dev kinsta up until a couple of weeks ago I rebuilt my entire dev environment from scratch because of an accidental database deletion locally (when testing migrations) - my first time building an env since ~Feb 2021.
Not sure what’s happened in that time, but pages now taking 40+ seconds to load sometimes, with an average of 20+ seconds overall. It’s kind of completely unworkable and really slows down my ability to be productive. (Production is near-instant when performing similar/the same operations)
What on earth am I supposed to do about it? The only solution I can think of at this point in time is go away and create my own local staging environment and completely remove the use of DevKinsta within our company’s development process, because there’s no clear fix to this within the forum thread, and no active line of support from Kinsta.
Hi everyone, I’m taking over gathering information for this issue/thread and have been reviewing Windows performance issues this week/advocating for more Mac testing.
For Windows Users: our developers are currently working on prioritizing Hyper-V support over WSL2, since WSL2 is the main cause for performance issues. Right now, Hyper-V sort of works but is not too easy to set up.
For Mac Users: Mac issues seem more complex but less common. Our developers are working to reproduce issues to track down solutions. Right now our advice is to update to Docker Desktop 4.6 then follow Docker’s recommendation to enable “vritiofts.”. If this still does not improve performance for you on Mac, please open a new thread so that we can gather more information for testing purposes.
In the long term, we are looking to change how local files are stored for DevKinsta to hopefully tackle all the performance issues at once. We apologize for how long this has been an issue but we’ll do all we can to make sure we make DevKinsta perform as well as it should. Please feel free to message me privately/directly with any information/issues or create a new thread in the forum so that we can start looking at cases individually. If I discover any new solutions/improvements that can be made I will post them here.
@devstagr, can you please start a new Bug Report listing your current versions of everything? Your loading times seem exceptionally high and there may be something else going on besides just the Docker issues.
Hi @Kevin & all,
On my end, activating “Enable VirtioFS accelerated directory sharing” works.
Now it’s really fast, loading pages around 50 times faster! My config:
MacBook Pro 2021 (M1)
macOS Monterey 12.4
Hi everyone, major news for Windows Users who prefer Hyper-V:
We’ve released version 2.7.0 of DevKinsta, which fixes some permission issues that Hyper-V started causing earlier this year. You can now switch Docker to Hyper-V and create/pull sites without running into errors.
As for general performance, we have also updated the number of PHP Workers from 4 to 8(pm.max_children). This should help people with larger sites who were struggling with just 4 php workers. Please continue to use this thread to report interactivity issues.
Hi @Ion_T, welcome to DevKinsta!
I’m assuming you are running DevKinsta with WSL? It’s been found that Docker works better on Windows(due to how site files are currently stored by DevKinsta) when you use Hyper-V.
My main suggestion is to go to your settings and deselect “Use the WSL 2 based engine.”
If so, we haven’t made the main performance changes yet. Our devs are finalizing other core requested features before concentrating on performance with future updates. It is definitely high on their list/will be addressed.
I did not know about this recommended setting for Mac, so I tried the “VirtioFS” and….
speed finally came… it is like 10 time faster. For other MAC users , check the Kevin’s link .
I am so glad to have asked the forum……
Thanks for the fast follow up.