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Offline Bryan Swartz

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Forum Slowdown
« on: November 21, 2014, 08:07:29 AM »
This is probably not the right place for this, but I couldn't find anywhere that I thought it fit better.  I've noticed the forums being quite slow the last several days, more than they were previously.  Takes 1-2 minutes to switch pages, and I can't imagine that's friendly for new people/visitors. 

Anybody know any more about this? 
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2014, 08:45:58 AM »
I'd noticed some last night, but chalked it up to not having rebooted in a week or so. I'll look into it.
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2014, 01:20:00 PM »
I can confirm the slowdowns, and that is happening regardless of the platform I use.  After using three computers, and rebooting two just to make sure there was no perceptible difference in loading speeds.  No difference either being logged in or not, on Mozilla or Internet Explorer.

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 02:35:07 PM »
I put in a ticket with the host. Outside of the support hardware and software which I have no control over, there was an update to the SMF forum software about a week ago.

As a side, that update is the last one they will do for the 1.x line. So it's time to contemplate updating to SMF2.
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 02:46:51 PM »
Yeah I've been seeing the slowdown too over the last couple days, this happens periodically so I figured it would go away after a while.
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 05:56:00 PM »
Snails on Valium would be party animals to this. ;D The last days I wanted to write something, but then stepped back because I could not get a message preview (essential in my case) even after waiting 30 minutes. Today I figured out that I can get such preview by clicking on Re:[thread], but for 2 minutes again.

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2014, 03:51:14 AM »
I noticed this too, but for days I thought it was my just the wifi hating in my iphone or e-book I've been on since my laptop crashed. In related news it was the godawful resolution of the ebook and not being able to get wine running that finally pushed me to reinstall windows.
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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2014, 12:27:10 PM »
Yeah it's been getting worse for me day by day now. Hope this gets resolved soon.
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2014, 04:00:36 PM »
It actually is getting slightly better, at the beginning of the week and middle of last week took several minutes to load a page, now it takes about 30 sec. and sometimes near instant (about 1/10th of the time).
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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2014, 11:15:03 AM »
I sent my webhost's sales people an email last night outlining the issue (throttling because I hit 2% cpu/memory), my requirements for the bandwidth, email accts, storage, etc; and how long I've been their customer (7 years) along with a note saying if they can't help me, let me know so I can start shopping.

This morning, everything seems okay...  ???
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2014, 11:47:25 AM »
I sent my webhost's sales people an email last night outlining the issue (throttling because I hit 2% cpu/memory), my requirements for the bandwidth, email accts, storage, etc; and how long I've been their customer (7 years) along with a note saying if they can't help me, let me know so I can start shopping.

This morning, everything seems okay...  ???
It's still very slow from where I'm sitting.
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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2014, 12:05:18 PM »
It's improved a little on my end but still much slower than any other site.  I would also like to say thanks for the quick initial reply to the OP and for trying to fix this. 
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2014, 01:12:55 PM »
I'm still waiting on a reply from their sales team. And the sales teams of a couple of other sites.

I may have to shift to a VPS type plan, which is about 5x what I'm paying now ($25/month compared to $5/month). And I shudder to imagine moving the data here over to a new host.
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2014, 08:40:00 AM »
Forum is extremly slow for me now, hardly possible to use at all.

Let us know if you need financial assistance for a faster / more reliable new host Erik and we will contribute!
 

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Re: Forum Slowdown
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 06:24:05 AM »
I'm still waiting on a reply from their sales team. And the sales teams of a couple of other sites.

I may have to shift to a VPS type plan, which is about 5x what I'm paying now ($25/month compared to $5/month). And I shudder to imagine moving the data here over to a new host.
In case that you really set your mind to move, could you please post a warning here a couple days before? :) I have some text that I would like to save up, just in case.
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