Intermittently slow forum

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Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 4:01pm

Noticed an issue over the last week or so.
Sometimes - more often than not - the forum is lightning fast.
Other times - maybe one in ten? - it's slug-like and will take up to 30secs to load a page.

Nothing wrong with our connection or our WiFi.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 4:02pm

PS:
That post took 28secs to load.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 4:02pm

....... and that one took 21secs.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 4:03pm

......... but that one was almost instant.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 Sep 2018, 4:14pm

I too have been suffering like this.

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby al_yrpal » 24 Sep 2018, 4:24pm

Squirrels?
Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. CTC gone but not forgotten!

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby mjr » 24 Sep 2018, 4:59pm

I wonder if the forum is getting busier again after another forum seems to have upset a few people into quitting. The delays seem to appear more frequently on posting and a couple of times, page loads have simply timed out for me.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby admin » 24 Sep 2018, 5:05pm

There were some nasty network problems last Friday, but those have been fixed. Is it still intermittently slow?

At a particular time of day?

At a particular time within each hour?

Randomly?

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 5:08pm

Yes, still slow, and then instant.
No rhyme or reason or regularity.

Is the system is being overloaded sometimes?
Thinking about it, sometimes when I try to log in, Safari says that the page doesn't exist or it can't be found.

It's the intermittency that is getting a bit stupid.
Sometimes and more often instantaneous, but sometimes slug-like.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 5:09pm

That took 15secs to go.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Psamathe » 24 Sep 2018, 5:09pm

It's been terrible for quite a few days. I've not bothered looking much as some of the delays have been horrendous.

Edit: This (original post) was quick, but for some 15 seconds would have been a joy.

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby admin » 24 Sep 2018, 5:10pm

No obvious overloads on the server. I have plenty of alarms that go off if it starts having to work hard.

Can you tell me more about the slow pages?

Are they always when you post a new comment, or also when you are just browsing and reading?

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby admin » 24 Sep 2018, 5:14pm

Piwik/Matomo says the average page generation time (including client-side rendering) is only 0.3 seconds or less.

I wonder where the problem is...

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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 5:16pm

With me, browsing and reading is more often than not, instantaneous.
Posting, is often very slow or very very slow, but every now and again instantaneous.

Given the question, posting is slow, browsing is fast.
....... but it varies.
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Re: Intermittently slow forum

Postby Mick F » 24 Sep 2018, 5:16pm

That took ten seconds.
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