View Poll Results: Is this forum slow - does it take a long time to open pages?

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  • This forum is ALWAYS slow

    3 23.08%
  • This forum is SOMETIMES slow

    8 61.54%
  • This forum is NEVER slow

    2 15.38%
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    #1

    Server Needs a Supercharge

    Recently the forum software has been lagging. It can take quite a while to download a page and then there is another lag before it is displayed. I am on 36M ADSL (and I live close to the terminal).

    Perhaps your server is overloaded and you should upgrade to a new one?

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    #2

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Hmmm, I wonder what could be causing that. Our server load averages are consistently below 3, and often below 1. Currently they are: 1.07 0.62 0.49 with 143 Users Online (6 members and 137 guests).

    It's not our server.

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    #3

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Just added a poll to this thread.

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    #4

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Well, it's not my dual 3.2 Pentium several-gigs-of-everything-custom-made-bigboy-box-on-36MDSL either

    Often lag on a server is from time accessing a database. I can't see your stats, but this site often has several hundred users browsing it at once so I imagine that is the cause. I don't know what can be done about it, though.

    EDIT>> Oops, you did post your stats. Ah well, I have no idea then.

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    #5

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Mind you, we may be moving to a new server soon.
    Dual 3.2? - well, that's the problem then.

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    #6

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Hi!!
    I add that I've been having this problem quite a long time. That's what I don't enter as frequently as I did before.
    I have 2,4 mbps ADSL and pages here last too much time to download. I don't enter because I'm not patience!

    Cheers

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    #7

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    I don't think it is the downloading that is the problem. I think the problem is that the server is overloaded trying to do hundreds of database searches at once.

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    #8

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    I think (i'm not sure) that if the whole forum needed registrtation to access, this wouldn't happen. As far as i know that number of guests needs a lot of Bandwidth. Or at list to forbid guests to post threads.

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    #9

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    The site is now on a new server, so let us know if it's any faster. I'm on a ridiculously fast Japanese connection, so I don't see any problem.

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    #10

    Re: Server Needs a Supercharge

    Incredible!!
    Now it works really fast!!
    Thank you so much!!!!

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