site is acting really slow

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by motulist, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    MacRumors has always been very fast, delivering every requested page in a short amount of time. But over the past couple of days the site has slowed WAY down. Sometimes the pages will load just as fast as always, but then suddenly it'll be REALLY slow, taking like 30 to 120 seconds to fully load a page. I'm pretty certain that it's not being caused by my computer or internet connection, because I'm not seeing this new delay at any other sites I visit.


    What's up wit dat?
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    What geographical location are you in?

    Also, if you are running Safari, you can open the Activity window and see what file it's getting hung up on. On the right, it should say "Waiting" or something like that

    If it turns out to be an adnetwork, we are working on improving the load time for those with some changes.
     

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  3. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm in Wisconsin at the moment. I didn't notice it when I was back in New York a couple of weeks ago.

    I'll do that next time I notice the problem.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  5. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    The front page was down for a couple of minutes today. It wouldn't load at all for a minute or two.
     

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  6. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    And just now the site took a minute or two to fully load these pages.
     

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  7. arn macrumors god

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    thanks. I'm looking into this. If it happens again with a different domain, please let me know.

    arn
     
  8. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    Will do. FYI, in case you didn't notice it in the attached screenshots, DownForEveryone said that macrumors.com was down for them also at that time.
     
  9. senseless macrumors 68000

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    On the front page, I had a spinning beachball for a few minutes and could not exit. Doing the software update which included Safari and Java seemed to solve this problem, but I'm not sure if that was the cause.
     
  10. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the input, but that's not the issue here. My computer was running perfectly, no beachballs, and I was still able to perfectly contact and load every other site at that time, and DownForEveryone said that the site was down for them too.
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    We were experiencing some sluggishness yesterday and briefly took the front page down in order to reboot the server right at the time you reported the downtime. That seemed to have perked things up, but obviously we want to avoid having to reboot things. :)
     
  12. motulist thread starter macrumors 601

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    THE server? You mean the entire MacRumors site is run off of a single server? Color me impressed.
     
  13. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Well, no...I believe there are at least five servers behind MacRumors. But we restarted the front page one that was bogging down.
     

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