TS Server speed

By Julio Franco ยท 43 replies
Mar 20, 2003
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  1. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    There were some slowdowns last week but no probs now.

    I did notice a rather larger number of people seem to be coming.
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    if you build it

    they will come.............(from, a field of dreams, ....not, a car commercial)
  3. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Lol, JSR, I've heard that somewhere... a car commercial--right?

    And yes, Techspot isn't as fast as it used to be but it's not painfully slow, it's just slow. Though, sometimes, it achieves the level of painfully slow.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,667   +987

    This surprises me quite a bit you know, as we are serving mostly static pages on the main site and the server loads are pretty low... I will try with a couple of different settings tonight and see if that helps some.
  5. RustyZip

    RustyZip TechSpot Paladin Posts: 322

    I myself havn't noticed any slow down recently...
  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I haven't noticed any slowdowns either, except for a period of time one day last week, I couldn't get though at all. Later on I saw there were over 2000 people on board.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,667   +987

    That's exactly when we got /.ed, which is more understandable since there were thousands of people coming in and out the whole day (btw, I discovered a bug in the site programming that was slowing us down more than normal so actually if we get slashdotted one of these days, the server should be able to keep up rather normally).

    Now, I'm particularly interested in what other members are saying, pages loading slow at all times?
    Of course, we should define slow...
    1 - I'm ok 56k and it takes forever to load (and other pages don't).
    2 - I'm on broadband and takes a little while.
    3 - I'm on broadband and takes a couple of seconds (while other pages load instantly).
    4 - I'm on a T3 line and pages should come up like they were loaded locally

    ?? :confused:
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    i would fit under #3 :) Except for some times, I cant get threw at all. :(
  9. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    3 MBit DSL here and it loads quite fast, not instatantly tought from almost instantly to 2-3 sec
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    #3, but really not too many sites I visit load up faster.
  11. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    3-2. From most to least.

    It's the MySQL db's as you are using the vB for like the entire site, that may be your problem. I'm still learning MySQL but I've administered many php+mysql forums and it's usually the DBs.

    Ask Phantasm, I don't want to get too over my head, I'm still in the process of learning MySQL.
  12. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    I am finding intitial loading very slow. I noticed that the delay is due to adverts loading, in particular


    which seems to pause for about 6 secs before continuing. This never used to be the case.
  13. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Yes, the ad server has been slow lately...

    Otherwise it loads within an ok speed, except for the first time I visit (but then again, I'm clearing the cache each time I exit)...

    So I guess I fall into #3...

    But on a similar note..

    Sometimes I can wait for up to a minute for a page to load, when I've used the quickreply box... It'll allmost hang on the "newreply.php" and take forever to return me to the thread...

    Sometimes I just back and reloads, but mostly I can't be bothered, and just back up to the list of threads... But this has caused me to "loose" certain posts lately (unless a mod deleted them without telling me)...

    So if you could look into it, it'd be great...

    I'm using Opera 7.11 on win2k pro...
  14. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Hmm.. seems to work as it should now...

    The only problem left (which I forgot in the prev post) is that instead of being returned to my post, I'm returned to the previous page in the thread/not going to the new page...
  15. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    TS server speed blows right now. It's painfully slow.

    Right now, it is 11:07AM PST, July 23, 2003.
  16. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,667   +987

    Not much that can be done anymore to optimize server speed, actually we should be on the optimal level now considering current design constraints that will come to an end once we the CMS takes over and we replace tables with CSS.

    Tonight I have done a latest round-up of optimizations, this time concerning advertisements code, loads better here, although even with my slow connection the site loads pretty quickly.
    Perhaps a case of packet loss between your ISP and TS' server? Like I said, we are pretty much in the optimum level of optimizations, we should be able to handle another /.ing one of these days IMHO.
  17. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    No, but a good guess. I've been to dslreports.com, done some tests, even some more tweaks at speedguide.net, it ain't me.
  18. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I haven't had any problems recently :)
  19. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    No problems here from Milan...

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