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.
This forum is ALWAYS slow
This forum is SOMETIMES slow
This forum is NEVER slow
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?
Just added a poll to this thread.
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.
Mind you, we may be moving to a new server soon.
Dual 3.2? - well, that's the problem then.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Now it works really fast!!
Thank you so much!!!!