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The price of success

Ulysse

Active Member
#1
It seems that with the arrival of this new format of the forum, which I like a lot, the number of customers must have increased considerably because I find the access time for each page has equally increased.

I find it extremely slow to get to where you want to go with, sometimes, up to 30 seconds to get to a page. Being in the GMT-6 timezone I might have to wait at night to get my two cents worth of comments.

Am I alone with this new situation or is it just the price to pay for Ivar's success :? Maybe the financial results of the new pension in Santiago will allow its owner to buy more bandwidth ! :lol:
 

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#2
Hi Ulysse:

I am new to the this forum and very techologiclly challenged, but wanted to respond to your inquiry. I navigate through this forum and others rather easily and quickly. I think for my situation it is because I just had my computer upgraded with new memory and hardive.

Good luck figuring this out!

Colleen NY-CA
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#3
I find it extremely slow to get to where you want to go with, sometimes, up to 30 seconds to get to a page.
Hmmm.... the server that the site is located on is in the USA, so i don't think the bandwidth is a problem (I have no limit on the server). Sometimes when there are a of of people connected at the same time, the site (server) can get a bit slow, but it should not get to what you are describing.

Are anyone else seeing loooong waits before pages load?

For me it waits about 1-2 seconds, then loads fast. This is due to a caching feature in this new version of the forum... it takes some load off the server, making it more resistant to the overload problem described above.

Have you tried using a different browser? Different computer? ... just to see if it was something on your end.... Is it like this all the time, or just sometimes?

I would be interested in finding out why this is happening since you might not be the only one.

:?
Ivar
 

Dale

Active Member
#5
Right now 11 AM east coast Canada the sight is working like a well greased wheel, page changes are almost instant. I have however experienced slow periods I just put it down to increased traffic on the site at peak periods.
 

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#6
the number of users in the forum won't have any effect on the response times (unless they're all hammering away at the same time, which is very unlikely). I do notice a small delay when loading a page, which seems to be due to the ad at the bottom (which comes from a different site, and presumably not cached). However, this is only a couple of seconds and nothing like 30 secs.

Do you notice a delay accessing all sites, Ulysse, or only this one?
 

Ulysse

Active Member
#7
In the morning here I have abnormal delays accessing the forum only ????? Other sites are running nice. I never experienced slow access to the forum before.

Right now it is 15:45 and everything is smooth is a gelatti. Will test again manana por la manana.
 
#10
No problem in accessing this much better site from New Zealand, Ivar. My only suggestion is to make the number of new postings scroll to a second page as with the increasing traffic sometimes not enough new postings can fit on the present single screen.
 

Trudy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#11
I've had no problems accessing the site from Australia, and speed is not an issue. The layout is much easier to use, and I just click log-on, click on new posts, and go from there. The listings are easy to read and pages open quickly. Many thanks Ivar for making this available.
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#12
I find it extremely slow to get to where you want to go with, sometimes, up to 30 seconds to get to a page. Being in the GMT-6 timezone I might have to wait at night to get my two cents worth of comments.
Yesterday about 13.00 CET (07.00am New York time) I had similar problems. If this becomes a trend I would need to do something about it.... :-( The rest of the day the site was just fine.

Please post here if this becomes a problem...

Un saludo,
Ivar
 

evanlow

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#13
Ivar,

Excellent response time from Singapore, everytime within a second or two.

Posting may last over 10 seconds but that's normal when updating the forum server.

-Evan-
 
#14
Hey Ivar, unfortunately I got to the conclusion that we cannot have our Pilgrm Chat... I really do not understand the reasons that make someone use a perfect meeting place for pilgrims from all over the world, and introduce porn subjects. I feel sorry for him or her, however we are the ones whose interaction is jeopardized by those jerks... Bye, Sulachado.
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
#15
I have deleted the spam that appeared in the chat.... I am leaning towards removing the chat room. It seems like it is too easy to spam it and I am not sure how useful the chat was in the first place.

Will remove it later today once back home.

Thanks for letting me know about this.

Un saludo,
Ivar
 


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