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Slow Loading
« on: February 09, 2019, 09:33:05 PM »
This Forum seems to be getting slower and slower to load, especially the first time I visit after launching my browser.... I use IE 11.... Please don't tell me to change browsers, this is still one of the most commonly used.... Once the Forum opens, the response time is reasonable, unless I make a post.... Then it takes a long time, just sitting there to do anything.... and sometimes I lose the post.... If I haven't put it on my clipboard, it is simply gone....  :(

Thought you should know....

Bob


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Re: Slow Loading
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 10:48:29 PM »
This Forum seems to be getting slower and slower to load, especially the first time I visit after launching my browser.... I use IE 11.... Please don't tell me to change browsers, this is still one of the most commonly used.... Once the Forum opens, the response time is reasonable, unless I make a post.... Then it takes a long time, just sitting there to do anything.... and sometimes I lose the post.... If I haven't put it on my clipboard, it is simply gone....  :(

Thought you should know....

Bob



Hey Bob, we’re on a shared Database server, and I think this is part of the problem.

Tomorrow, I’ll clear all the caches, rebuild the DB and see if that helps.

Funny, at work we no longer support browsers more than two major releases behind the current release. Google doesn’t either. Microsoft just announced that Edge is now end of life. 

I’ve been in this business long enough to have seen people hanging on for dear life to their old technology. The day I no longer had to build a UI for IE6 was a fantastic day. Soon after I got to strip out all the old browser hacks and the whole Dev team shouted for joy. It costs a lot of time and money to support crusty old browsers. :)

I’ll see what I can do though.

There is a new version of the forum software that reached Release Candidate last week, and I’m chewing on running a test forum to see how it performs.
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Re: Slow Loading
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 04:53:15 AM »
Time marches on! Along with all the upgrades, are a few glitches. I think I've seen most everything since 1983 when I started Beta testing for Apple!

I am still having issues with loading too, and I'm on the latest Beta version of Mac OS. This includes Safari, which has issues with some access files, but those will be fixed soon I trust.

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Re: Slow Loading
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 07:35:29 AM »
I ran all the built in tools for optimizing the forum.  Looked at the logs, and nothing stands out.

Ran WebPageTest.org and my first run gave us a decent score other than caching.  Ran the test on GTA and AGN. AGN nation appears to be crashed and burned this morning. Yipes.

This morning, first thing we had 16 guests from all over the place. I think some are bots. The bots hit the site hard scraping all the topics and posts and index them. I've banned a lot in the past, but looks like I need to make another pass. 

More to come...
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Re: Slow Loading
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 07:39:31 AM »
Made a couple tweaks to which browsers were being used to test the speed and got a bit better result:

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Re: Slow Loading
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 07:56:43 AM »
As I look through the statistics, I'm rather puzzled, because we don't use a lot of bandwidth, and yet, the DB is slow to respond on posting. I've gone in to phpadmin, and optimized the tables, checked for errors, and nope, no issues. Interesting.
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