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#1 dreadfear  Icon User is offline

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Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:22 AM

Is it just me or does this site load really slow? Sometimes page takes over 30 seconds to load.

If its not just me are there going to be any server upgrades?

Not intending to complain as i get alot of help of this site. just so you know
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:23 AM

Check your internet settings. this site loads even faster since the server upgrade.

Also you should post this in site feedback.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

No issues with page loading from me....they load pretty quick. Check your connection speeds. That could be the main issue!
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:39 AM

Stop using internet explorer.

Average page load times over a broadband connection is under 5 seconds from almost anywhere in the world according to our monitoring services.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:46 AM

ummm... I am not sure why but I just got this message, twice in last 5 minutes.

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Warning: mysql_connect() [0function.mysql-connect0]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) in /var/www/vhosts/dreamincode.net/httpdocs/home/include/mysql.inc.php on line 9 Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)


and now it's working fine [but symbol of page loading is showing busy continuously].

I am on Firefox. Is that because of my ISP?
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:48 AM

I've been having some trouble today also with load times.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:50 AM

I just restarted MySQL and httpd. If the problems continue, I'll reboot the box.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:55 AM

I'm seeing some strange firewall activity this morning. I've opened a ticket with our server admins to investigate. Will keep you updated.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:23 AM

Hm, I was using Google Chrome (which is currently my default browser) and I am thinking it might have something to do with the slowness. I also reported severe slowness to my.safaribooksonline.com that appeared to be Chrome-specific.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:24 AM

Really!? Chrome seems to be the fastest browser to load DIC for me.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

View PostEnocNRoll, on 9 Jan, 2009 - 09:23 AM, said:

Hm, I was using Google Chrome (which is currently my default browser) and I am thinking it might have something to do with the slowness. I also reported severe slowness to my.safaribooksonline.com that appeared to be Chrome-specific.


Yeah, this site runs fine in Firefox 3.0.x, as does my.safaribooksonline.com.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

Weird.

Well on the bright side. We'll be redesigning soon and I'm hoping to have 100% valid code so it should load much faster once we get that done :)
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 9 Jan, 2009 - 09:24 AM, said:

Really!? Chrome seems to be the fastest browser to load DIC for me.


Yeah, that's really strange news to me. Now you have me wondering what could be causing certain sites to misbehave. Perhaps I need to reinstall Chrome.
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:38 AM

View Postdreadfear, on 6 Jan, 2009 - 10:22 AM, said:

Is it just me or does this site load really slow? Sometimes page takes over 30 seconds to load.

If its not just me are there going to be any server upgrades?

Not intending to complain as i get alot of help of this site. just so you know



Are you using Dial-up? :P
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Re: Why is this site so slow?

Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

That morning we a pretty significant sized DDoS attack and it was causing the firewall to be a little more protective than normal so it was dropping packets it normally wouldn't which was causing pages to partially load, not load at all, etc.

Should be fine at the moment though.
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