Status: Unresolved

    Slow page loads

    Issue Number:
    214
    Severity:
    Moderate
    Description:
    The site seems pretty slow lately....especially the forums.
    It so happens I work in a datacenter where I could set up a server for you if need be.  I'd bet you $10 the host is throttling CPU usage and the site would be faster than hell if it ran on it's own dedicated server.  Just a thought.
    Comments:

    TerlObar's picture
    TerlObar
    June 2, 2010 - 11:20am
    You might actually loose.  IIRC Bill (CleanCutRogue) said that the problem has to do with the large number of database accesses that the site does.  It actually got kicked off one host because it was making their servers work too hard.  (There is another thread around here about this topic somewhere.

    I offered to host it on my server as well but the offer got declined.  But I'm just runing mine out of my house not a datacenter.
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    Shadow Shack's picture
    Shadow Shack
    June 2, 2010 - 2:27pm
    Please, let's not dig up that other thread LOL
    No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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    adamm's picture
    adamm
    June 2, 2010 - 2:30pm
    In any event, I couldn't use company hardware without someone buying an account, but I can put my own personal machine in the rack and plug it into our 100mb pipe, and I guarantee it would fly.

    TerlObar's picture
    TerlObar
    June 2, 2010 - 3:48pm
    Shadow Shack wrote:
    Please, let's not dig up that other thread LOL
    I specifically didn't link to it. Smile
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    Webmaster - The Star Frontiers Network & this site
    Founding Editor - The Frontier Explorer Magazine
    Managing Editor - The Star Frontiersman Magazine

    Shadow Shack's picture
    Shadow Shack
    June 2, 2010 - 4:34pm
    Good thing, too. It's really not worth the time searching for it - regardless how fast/slow you find yourself navigating this site LOL
    No, I'm not overly fond of Zeb's Guide. Nor do I have any qualms in stating why. Tongue out

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    w00t's picture
    w00t
    June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm
    Bill and I have been kicking around the idea to re-build the site (keeping all the content). At the moment were still heavily involved with DwD projects and my only Star Frontiers focus is on the webzine (not so much this site unless it's broke). It's annoying slow for me but I just work around it opening up several windows at once. :-)

    If anyone wants to help bulid a new site it will be Drupal 6 (maybe 7 if it's out). The presentation layer will be separate from the content (currently this sites theme layer and content layer are ONE, suck)

    @Tom,
    Again thanks for the offer but as I've said before a faster webserver/sql will not help.

    -lgm