Very slow initial connection time on

Issue Summary

Hi! I installed Local v6.0.0+5444 on my Windows 10 machine to replace the XAMPP platform I had been using for years. I really like it. My problem is that the DNS resolution or initial connection is very slow. Sometimes 5 seconds or longer. Once the initial connection is established, it is very fast.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular? All sites

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser? Yes

Here is a screenshot of the Network tab in Chrome:


This is for any WordPress install I create. The initial response is slow on any site I create, big or small. It is faster if I develop on my Cloudways server, which kind of defeats the purpose of developing locally.

Here is the contents of my ‘hosts’ file: localhost

## Local by Flywheel - Start ##
::1 divi-community.local #Local Site divi-community.local #Local Site
::1 www.divi-community.local #Local Site www.divi-community.local #Local Site
## Local by Flywheel - End ##

I have also cleared and reset all network connections, and disabled any I wasn’t using.

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used? 6.0.0+5444

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • Windows 10 Professional
  • Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:

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