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Never 49 32.45%
Occasionally at random times from various locations 58 38.41%
Occasionally at random times from one location only 14 9.27%
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Old March 24th, 2013, 12:03   #46
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Further hardware updates were done on March 14th, 2013 and given the lack of comments in this section I am starting to believe that for now the performance issues are a thing of the past. If this is not the case, please let me know.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 12:08   #47
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Things have been much better lately, although I did manage to slow things down with an IP check the other day (the results of which were worth it)... I guess that's just the nature of the beast.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 14:10   #48
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The forums have been running better than ever. Haven't had a single hiccup since
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Old May 10th, 2013, 06:46   #49
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Default Overload?

Last night was sort of slow in loading pages, and this morning the website would hardly load... Now I notice that this morning had the most users ever... 6095 at 4:54... At the time I was trying to use the site, it "only" had 5916 users, 5487 "guests"... I thought you were experiencing a denial-of-service attack...

Just reporting... it seems to be working - although a bit slowly - now...

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Old May 10th, 2013, 13:26   #50
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Last night was sort of slow in loading pages, and this morning the website would hardly load... Now I notice that this morning had the most users ever... 6095 at 4:54... At the time I was trying to use the site, it "only" had 5916 users, 5487 "guests"... I thought you were experiencing a denial-of-service attack...

Just reporting... it seems to be working - although a bit slowly - now...

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I noticed the same thing overnight, it was VERY slow. It's back to normal, now, though.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 11:05   #51
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Yes, for the past week we have been experiencing abnormal traffic, with the worst of it Thursday night. For now most of it seems to have been dealt with and things are back to normal. Let us know if you notice similar behavour.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 15:46   #52
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I've been on here only occasionally, but lately, quite a lot. Car has been having problems. It's been slow for me for a long time, maybe a couple of years. Works fine on my phone. Though is hard to type a lot on it.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 16:14   #53
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Occasionally slow (maybe more than occasionally), Boston area, home and work, Comcast in both places.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 09:54   #54
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Default Is it my computer, or is the site slower?

The past several days, there have been noticeable slowdowns (or, rather, appreciable halts) in the loading of all pages here... (other websites appear unaffected, which makes me think it's this site, although possibly my anti-virus may be disenchanted with the TDI-Club...

Just now, I've gotten the following readouts at the bottom of a couple of pages here:


Page generated in 0.14065 seconds with 12 queries
[Output: 86.56 Kb. compressed to 83.17 Kb. by saving 3.39 Kb. (3.92%)]

Page generated in 0.23518 seconds with 8 queries
[Output: 154.25 Kb. compressed to 149.12 Kb. by saving 5.13 Kb. (3.33%)]


Page generated in 0.23269 seconds with 11 queries
[Output: 82.16 Kb. compressed to 76.83 Kb. by saving 5.33 Kb. (6.48%)]




I don't know what these figures mean... [edit] and this page took 8 seconds before it would display...





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Old April 12th, 2014, 14:21   #55
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I've noticed intermittent slow-downs lately, as well.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 10:56   #56
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Turned out it was my router that was dying... now, why it only manifested itself with slowdowns on the TDI-club website, I don't know...

Speaking of which... why is it that routers seem to be having very short lifespans? Usually it's the WiFi transceiver that goes first, except on this unit... (I replaced my dead D-Link with an old Belkin that had a flakey WiFi... I guess I'll pick up a new router in the near future - I'll need a unit for my in-laws place as well...)

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Old April 18th, 2014, 12:24   #57
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Turned out it was my router that was dying... now, why it only manifested itself with slowdowns on the TDI-club website, I don't know...

Speaking of which... why is it that routers seem to be having very short lifespans? Usually it's the WiFi transceiver that goes first, except on this unit... (I replaced my dead D-Link with an old Belkin that had a flakey WiFi... I guess I'll pick up a new router in the near future - I'll need a unit for my in-laws place as well...)

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They're made to be disposable these days. Most store bought routers/gateways/APs are total trash. They lack the CPU and memory capacity for today's Internet.
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Old April 18th, 2014, 16:26   #58
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Old April 18th, 2014, 18:41   #59
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They lack the CPU and memory capacity for today's Internet.
Then why do they work acceptably (?) for a while? Anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, and then, usually in my experience, the WiFi module becomes unreliable...

So what should I buy as a replacement? It's no fun driving a couple of hours each way to my in-laws to set up yet another unit...

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Old April 18th, 2014, 19:52   #60
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VW Derf,

Thanks for putting the time into babysitting the server, as a fellow vBulletin admin, I know the late nights and trying to keep things running.

Have you looked into running memcache or APC/XCache. PHP caching helps a lot. Adding more memory helps, but you have to tell php how to address it.

In the config.php, I've used ini set variables to help push more stuff into memory for php and that has kept my forums speedy. You might have to modify yours based on your mem configs etc.

<?php
ini_set('memory_limit', 32 *1024 *1024);
ini_set("max_execution_time", "2880);

I also noticed the version of vBull that's running here is quite old, 3.8.5 is known for some performance issues along with massive security exploits. There are various PLs out for 3.8.7 now, I never wanted to make the move to 4.0, my users would rebel.

Reco is also to check php versions that are running, newer ones have better memory addressing/performance enhancements.

Just some thoughts. Let me know if you need a hand or just want a second pair of eyes to look over configs etc.


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Thanks for the words of encouragement guys. The number of on-line users (especially those not logged in ) has been a lot larger than normal and it seems this is what has been taxing the server lately, requiring extra babysitting on my part. Bandwidth is not really an issue these days, my ISP just charges more , but does not throttle.

Currently the main server is just over a year old and next week I'll be adding some more memory which should help a bit and I have another small hardware update planned a few weeks after that. These updates were planned, but I'll just be moving them up a little early due to these slow downs. I'll try to keep the downtime for these items minimized, but there will be a short amount of downtime with these updates as as I'll be implementing some infrastructure updates at the same time.

As for the idea of adding hardware from various sources, thanks for the offer, but several years ago I moved to tier 1 (i.e. brand name) servers with maintenance agreements just to minimize the effects of any hardware failures, so I need to stick with the same vendor for the updates. In the mean time I may need to disable a few features for users that are not logged in.
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