Rico Leuthold Rico Leuthold - 1 year ago 57
Node.js Question

BrowserSync extremely slow

I would love to use BrowserSync for development. However, page loading (not only reloading after changes) is extremely slow.

I use the

mode. Browsing the page without BrowserSync is fast as it should be.

One reason may be the following error when I install BrowserSync:

> [email protected] install /usr/local/lib/node_modules/browser-sync/node_modules/socket.io/node_modules/engine.io/node_modules/ws
> (node-gyp rebuild 2> builderror.log) || (exit 0)

CXX(target) Release/obj.target/bufferutil/src/bufferutil.o
SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/bufferutil.node
SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/bufferutil.node: Finished
CXX(target) Release/obj.target/validation/src/validation.o
SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/validation.node
SOLINK_MODULE(target) Release/validation.node: Finished

I installed node from scratch (using
and the package installer), but couldn't get rid of the error.

Furthermore, it doesn't make a difference if BrowserSync is run using Gulp or over the command line.

Any idea?

Answer Source

The solution is quite simple - but illogical imho. I had my local instance running under http://project.local. Changing it to http://project.dev solved the issue. I'm running OS X.

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