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Site loading slower?

Discussion in 'Administrative' started by CrabMan, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. CrabMan

    CrabMan Newbie

    I've noticed the past few days that BP is taking longer to load and gets "stuck" frequently.

    Am I the only one experiencing this?
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I've especially noticed it today.
  3. LloydSev

    LloydSev DreamWeaver

    I haven't had any troubles since I woke up at 12...
  4. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    It's Riptide's doing
  5. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    I've noticed this quite a bit. It seems like this site loads just a bit slower than most others.
  6. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I've been having trouble as well.
  7. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    im not having any problems.
  8. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Nor I...
  9. no sticking for me, bout slower it seems, but sometimes there are over a hundred unregistered users too
  10. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    very noticeable delays here... and I have a pretty fast cable line...
  11. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    I'd say it's happened more often in the past several weeks. I've had a few threads in the past week load one post at a time, and for a T1, that's slow.
  12. JXC

    JXC 17-3 since 2001

    yes...over the past few days it's been going a lot at about dialup speed.
  13. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    We're on borrowed time with this hardware. That's an absolute.

    But I haven't noticed just a ton of slowdown myself.

    I'll poke around on the server tomorrow and see if anything specific is causing a problem.

    Hearing how it seems to be one way or another with people, it's also entirely possible that some specific machine or switch out there on the net, unrelated to this machine, could have been experiencing problems.

    Tons of possibilities. Next time it happens, if you know how, do a tracert to and paste the output here.

    Also, at the bottom of every page is a value showing how long it took the page to load, that would be interesting if I knew which page it was

    The more info the better.
  14. WangHo


    Hey Clarity,

    What kind of hardware are you guys running on right now? What are you considering for your next step up? As the tech guy for, I'm always interested in what other sites are running.
  15. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    Dual proc p3/1000ghz, 1gb ram, 3x 15k rpm 18gb drives.

    On the software side, it's FreeBSD v4.6.3-RELEASE, PHP v4.3.9, Apache v1.3.31, mySQL v4.0.20 and a severely modified vBulletin v3.0.1.

    The one place we're golden is bandwidth. Hosted/colocated by a company called EasyNews at their datacenter in Arizona. If there's a speed problem, it's definitely not the bandwidth.

    When we get up around 100+users and another 100+ guests (particularly if a lot of those guests are hyperactive spiders), depending on what everyone is doing, I see server loads around 1.75-2.50 or so.

    Really going to have to move up to something around 8gb ram, perhaps even higher. We have a bit of stats functionality coming that would cripple this machine. As is, it's buckling under the boards. As a not-particularly-tech-oriented guy, I'm going to have to rely on the recommendations of others for our next machine, balanced against our ability to raise funds for it.

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