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SB running SUPER slow for me the last few days

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by SeaHorse81, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
    Pages are sometimes taking probably 15-20 seconds to load, which I'm not encountering elsewhere. Chrome is my browser, in case that's relevant. Is it just me or if not, is it something on its way to being resolved?
  2. 1bubbleoff

    1bubbleoff Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Midwest
    Add me to list...sometimes even longer. Multiple cases of having to refresh just to load a page...
  3. HowardE

    HowardE Diver Staff Member

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida

    I find it hard to believe that you consistently have page loads over 15 seconds? There's nothing I can do to trouble shoot this, as there are times when the site might be stupid busy and there may be temporary bottlenecks. I also can't grade your internet speed connection, the connection between you and our site, and all of the possible links between the two.

    Last night when you posted this, I had just restarted the servers because of something that was causing them to react oddly. Currently there are no issues, and I've posted a speed test result below.

  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
    The slow response time on SB was not consistent for me. Most of the time loading was fast. But about 10 to 20 percent of the time, over the past several day, loads were taking the 15 to 20 seconds you reported or didn't load at all and I would get the "server not responding" message.

    I use Safari. I went into settings and emptied history and cookies then restarted. So far seems to have helped.

  5. SeaHorse81

    SeaHorse81 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: PA
    I just did some casual clicking around this morning and things seemed much more normal except for one time that a page took over 20 seconds to load.
  6. HowardE

    HowardE Diver Staff Member

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Boca Raton, Florida
    Like any website that is database driven, at times the database will be busy performing other queries, and may cause a delay in a page load. I'm sure that ScubaBoard is not the only site that has sometimes slow page loads. It is the unfortunate nature of this software (vBulletin) and our photogallery (photopostphp) that sometimes cause the database to act the way it does, and even with optimization, it's still possible for it to get a bottleneck.

    At times, there are a few thousand people on this site. Unlike Facebook (who frequently has slow page loads), we only have one set of servers, not an entire football field of servers.

  7. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Upstate NY
    I encountered occasional long waits. I just hit F5 (refresh) and that usually got the page to load right away. The other thing to try is to re-click the link.
  8. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: capital region of New York
    I have been seeing very slow loading times too the last few days, both on computers, and the smart phone. Nothing continual, but quite frustrating at times.

    NOT the end of the world though.
    ChickenFried likes this.
  9. hazmat

    hazmat Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Same here.

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