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Forums Are Running VERY Slow
4 years ago  ::  Mar 29 2010 - 9:21PM
Valdarez
Posts: 97

Just got signed back into the new forums, and I'm not sure if it's the new forums or a problem with the servers, but the response time's I'm seeing are 10 to 30 seconds just to display a forums list or a post, and 5 to 15 seconds to make a post.  Can you have the servers checked to see what's going on?  I'm not having any problems on any other sites, just this one. 

4 years ago  ::  Mar 29 2010 - 10:40PM
EDeNYC101
Posts: 4196

You are not the only one. It's been like this since the new forum started.



V-Singular said that the site is running at the same speed as the old forum. .

4 years ago  ::  Mar 29 2010 - 10:53PM
Valdarez
Posts: 97

Quote by EDeNYC101
You are not the only one. It's been like this since the new forum started.



V-Singular said that the site is running at the same speed as the old forum. .



No way.  I read a lot of the Stillwater stories, and there's no way I would have kept reading if it were as slow as it is now.  I'll do a traceroute and post the results.  It's definitely on the server side.

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 12:57AM
Rebel
Posts: 1789

The forums have been running slow as of late. They were moved to new servers which were supposedly faster and since then there's been a major detraction in member activity. There's no reason the servers should be this slow.







Please explain?

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 6:09AM
Jus_call_me_J
Posts: 10216

My page load times are very slow in comparison to the old site...



There have been several times I've skipped sites because of load rage after waiting what has seemed like aons...



As above when I switch sites I get good load times even with You Tube vids or TV streaming...



I think V said there was still maintenance work going on which is why they are still slow...

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 8:04AM
EDeNYC101
Posts: 4196

Maybe it has something to do with the programs or applications in the background, like Java, flash or whatever. Yeah I'm no IT genius or web developer.





Quote by Jus_call_me_J




I think V said there was still maintenance work going on which is why they are still slow...





Yeah, but all the time?




4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 10:00AM
Valdarez
Posts: 97

Background applications would imply it's a client side problem, but it's a server side issue.  I was seeing partial page loads last night.  It seems to have problems when pulling up the main forums listing fairly consistently as well as when posting new posts.  Those are the most consistent problems I'm seeing.  They might not have optimized their database properly.  Shouldn't take a whole heck of a lot to run this forum.

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 10:06AM
V-Singular
Posts: 6526

Thanks for the feedback all.  I'll bring this up with the team again and see if we can find a better solution.  Also, there's no major Java or Flash running in this forum anymore (except for YouTube video linking).  The previous forum had it with the menu on the left side nav bar though.



I do agree that it's been slow, but I do have to trust the numbers to a point.

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 10:13AM
Valdarez
Posts: 97

It was far slower last night V-Singular, roughly between 3 to 6 AM Central time (very rough estimate).  Is it running on app or DB server where they are running nightly batch/backup processes?  If so, they may be negatively affecting the servers and impacting load times for forum visitors.

4 years ago  ::  Mar 30 2010 - 2:26PM
Jus_call_me_J
Posts: 10216

Quote by EDeNYC101
Maybe it has something to do with the programs or applications in the background, like Java, flash or whatever. Yeah I'm no IT genius or web developer.





Quote by Jus_call_me_J




I think V said there was still maintenance work going on which is why they are still slow...





Yeah, but all the time?





Well there is new stuff appering still. Like that anchor next to the URL link thing,,, What is it please anyone?