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20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:04 pm
by Roboframer
Is it just me?

Windows 7 'home premium' IE9 - firefox and chrome.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:11 pm
by David McCormack
No, me too. Very slow on Safari all day. Like me cutting extra thick window mounts :x

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:15 pm
by Merlin
Very slow down here too.

I thought it was my BB connection. Yet The Grumble loads in < 5secs and other forum type sites the same speed.

JM - Could it be the phpBB Forum Software slowing it down ??

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:19 pm
by Jonny2morsos
Slow here too at work and at home.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:54 pm
by Graysalchemy
Glad it wasn't just me then :giggle: Bit faster now .

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:07 pm
by John
Probably caused by the host doing a spot of housekeeping.
Seems okay at the moment.

I did notice that the forum was slow today, but I thought it was just our tired old XPs. (Maybe Santa will bring us a nice new Windows 8 machine for Christmas.)

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:11 pm
by Roboframer
3 seconds now :yes:

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:13 pm
by Steve N
Very Slow today, taking ages to load, login and to post replies :head: :head: :xcomputer: :xcomputer:

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:01 pm
by GeoSpectrum
Slow here, has been for a week or more, and before that from abroad. :head:

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:07 pm
by Merlin
Extremely slow here. about 30 seconds per page.

Grumble and other forum sites are up in about 4 seconds.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:05 pm
by misterdiy
Mine is extremely slow tonight as well and I live 30 yards (metres as well) from the exchange so have a reasonable download speed.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:07 pm
by CanvasChris
Ditto

Took 25secs after hitting the reply button to get the page to enter text.

Mac + Safari

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:35 pm
by Roboframer
Roboframer wrote:Is it just me?


Obviously not and I suppose I could have worked that out from the facts that it's the same from two different 'puters (one pretty new and one brand new), with different providers in two different buildings and similar sites loading same as usual.

Thanks for all you do, John.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:54 am
by IFGL
Doesn't seem to be any major route problems

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:15 am
by Steve N
Well it's well over 30 secs now

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 am
by John
Apologies to everyone for the forums recent speed issues.

Our host, Godaddy, are aware of the problem and are working on a solution.

Hopefully we will soon be back to normal.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:23 am
by Steve N
Thanks John,

Not so much as Godaddy but Slowdaddy :giggle:

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:22 pm
by Steve N
Just an up date, it's like the good old days with Dial-up connection before Broadband, it's the same here at work in Bath on BT Broadband and at home in Bristol on Sky Broadband (OK it's the same as BT as Sky uses their network) :head: :xcomputer:

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:07 pm
by John
Having spent an hour and seven minutes on the phone yesterday with Godaddy support without really getting anywhere, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is an issue that I’ll have to tackle myself.

I think that the forum may be getting too big for its current shared hosting account and perhaps it is time to move it to either a dedicated server or a VPS (Virtual Private Server).

However this is not an area that I know a lot about and it will take a bit of time to research the best option for us.

In the mean time, I’ll move the forum’s database to a new SQL server in the hopes of gaining some improvement while we are still with our current host. This should cause little or no loss of service.

Re: 20 second forum page refresh

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:43 pm
by stcstc
we had a similar issue with photographyireland at one point which i think runs on the same forum software

what we found after looking for a while was people were not getting their sessions terminated properly, and therefore leaving multiple connections to both the forum and more importantly to the sql server

the hosting company implimentd something which solved the issue, but as a result ment having to log in every time as the session got ditched