forums slow

Discussion in 'Website & Forum Suggestions' started by mark5019, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. mark5019

    mark5019 what me worry?

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    i can enter no problem, just when i want to read a thread it takes long time. it used to only do that late at night :(
     
  2. a-squared

    a-squared New Member

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    This happening for anyone else currently? Forums are quite slow for me.
     

  3. SAXD2003

    SAXD2003 New Member

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    slow for me also
     
  4. JMan

    JMan New Member

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    It has been an off and on thing ever since I joined . I just have gotten used to it :wink:
     
  5. a-squared

    a-squared New Member

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    Seem to have crashed a few times tonight for me as well...
     
  6. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    This isn't that uncommon during the peak usage times (prime time).
     
  7. inkdaddy

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    It's been real slow last 2 weeks...finding myself logging on less....just have less patience with old age.....
     
  8. Puffyfish

    Puffyfish New Member

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    This place is always slow. Always. [​IMG]
     
  9. Puffyfish

    Puffyfish New Member

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    My current wait time is 20-30 seconds. I think the server is in a dank basement on a 56k line. I have a 12mb line and it's still sucks.
     
  10. zetor

    zetor Well-Known Member

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    Not one corporate ad. I don't agree with half the people here, but it's plenty fast enough for me. I may visit 1-2 times per week.
     
  11. Phil1979

    Phil1979 Member Georgia Carry

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    A few minutes ago the forum was not letting me in; I was getting a denied connection error. Seems to be ok now.
     
  12. Match10

    Match10 Active Member

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    This place is seriously handicapped by the server. The site is slower than molasses in winter. During peak hours, it just won't load. Either the server is not up to it, or something else.

    It could be search spiders and and other malcontents doing excessive queries or something. My own server has suffered a DoS attack for the last month and I had to take extereme measured, blocking all requestd from China snd Russia, as well as North Korea and Ukraine a few days later. I had over 4000 proxy servers attacking mine.

    If the server is up to spec, then somebody seriously needs to look a the logs. It also could be the phpBB is not up to running the database effectively. It has to be affecting membership.
     
  13. DogLeg

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    noticeably slower for me the last couple of months. sometimes if i hit refresh it speeds up the loading time.
     
  14. Puffyfish

    Puffyfish New Member

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    Perhaps we can all pitch in and get a better server. :righton:
    I'd be game. I time out here at least twice a day. That ought not be.
    A good server with several gigs of ram & a back up is pretty cheap even on a fat pipe now a days.

    Come on guys! We can do this! Set up paypal or something. You will get my money.[​IMG]
     
  15. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    I still get the SQL database error of "Too many connections" fairly frequently. I look up the error message on the web and seems to have been, at least at one time, a popular problem with the current version of the php forums being used here. There was a lengthy posting about it in their own forums, which they moved over to their support site and failed tom post a solution in either place. I'm presuming, for $ conservation, the site is using a shared server and a shared database server. Ideally, it would be nice to migrate it to dedicated servers where there is no shared resources.
     
  16. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    Mostly works good but when it is slow, it is slower than any forum I've ever visited. Something must be broken.
     
  17. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

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  18. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    I think GS1 has at various times mentioned the following...

    1) Server is purchased VM capacity
    2) Site software is "standard" PHP site
    3) DB is MySQL (unknown version)
    4) Not set to use transactional InnoDB storage engine
    5) Volume of posts is believed to be major performance impact (unknown how far back they go)
     
  19. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    I experience problems like this on a couple other PHPBB forums.
     
  20. NTA

    NTA Well-Known Member

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    I'm in for $20 for a migration to Vbulletin with vBadvanced CMPS