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Re: Server speed

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:17 am

I agree. Matt don't you think having these features at the top of every mountain, route, and photo page might be excessive? Couldn't you meet the desired objective by placing it someplace appropriate on the home page but not everywhere else?

If it must be on the other pages, perhaps it could be moved to the column on the left on the main object pages, down where the ads are.
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Re: Server speed

Postby MarkDidier » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:05 am

anita wrote:I've been trying to sign on for the last 30-45 mins. whenever I was logged in, I could not see the reply windows. so I logged out/in again, only to wait maybe 3-5 mins to actually log in and then the same thing would happen.

is it just me, or is anyone else having this problem?



Log in time has varied for me. Earlier today it took 4-5 minutes to log in. This evening it took less than 5 seconds. It seems pretty random.
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Re: Server speed

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:01 am

anita wrote:I've been trying to sign on for the last 30-45 mins. whenever I was logged in, I could not see the reply windows. so I logged out/in again, only to wait maybe 3-5 mins to actually log in and then the same thing would happen.

is it just me, or is anyone else having this problem?

That happens all the time for me. Not the having to do it repeatedly immediately, but SP is always 50% logging me off mid-session and I have to log out and log in again.

I log in to stay logged in, and as a browse around at random times I will stop seeing off-route, reply options in forums, and get messages to stop cheating when trying to vote on a page. Logging out and back in corrects it, but only temporarily and it starts all over again.

Others see this? What is the cause Matt? This has been going on for over a couple months now, you may not have noticed if you haven't been online browsing around for more than 15 minutes at a time.
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Re: Server speed

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:24 am

Yesterday I was editing a pic caption. It took so much time that I had to leave it. The server speed is very slow at AM hours in Spain
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Re: Server speed

Postby Montana Matt » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:19 pm

MarkDidier wrote:
anita wrote:I've been trying to sign on for the last 30-45 mins. whenever I was logged in, I could not see the reply windows. so I logged out/in again, only to wait maybe 3-5 mins to actually log in and then the same thing would happen.

is it just me, or is anyone else having this problem?


Log in time has varied for me. Earlier today it took 4-5 minutes to log in. This evening it took less than 5 seconds. It seems pretty random.

Looks like I need to look into this to see what might be causing the slowness logging in. It's unacceptable to have to wait more than a few seconds to log in.
mrchad9 wrote:I log in to stay logged in, and as a browse around at random times I will stop seeing off-route, reply options in forums, and get messages to stop cheating when trying to vote on a page. Logging out and back in corrects it, but only temporarily and it starts all over again.

Others see this? What is the cause Matt? This has been going on for over a couple months now, you may not have noticed if you haven't been online browsing around for more than 15 minutes at a time.

I stay permanently logged in, and I come back to the site numerous times over the course of the day and even over the course of weeks and I yet to have seen this problem, which makes it hard to track down. However, I am rarely on the site for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time. Here is my theory as to why someone would get "half" logged out: there are actually two cookies being set when you log in, one for the forum and one for the main part of the site. I believe that the forum also uses sessions (in addition to cookies), which might be expiring and causing the problem of not being able to post a reply to the forums. But then it doesn't make much sense to me why I haven't ever encountered it given the fact that I almost never log out. I'm not really sure how the phpBB sessions work, but I vaguely remember setting them to never expire.
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Re: Server speed

Postby chugach mtn boy » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:28 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Yesterday I was editing a pic caption. It took so much time that I had to leave it. The server speed is very slow at AM hours in Spain

Diego is right. Little edits (like fixing a typo in picture caption) can be just as slow or slower than uploading a 4MB picture--the kind of slow where you go off, make a cup of coffee, load the dishwasher, come back, and it's still not done. But this is not consistent--sometimes text edits are pretty much instantaneous, the way they used to be. I don't have any theories about the explanation--I'm just reporting it.
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Re: Server speed

Postby lcarreau » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:33 pm

Montana Matt wrote:
Here is my theory as to why someone would get "half" logged out: there are actually two cookies being set when you log in, one for the forum and one for the main part of the site.


The same thing happened to me (mid-morning), but it only took me 5 seconds to log in the second time. Seems to be faster in the evening ..

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Re: Server speed

Postby lcarreau » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:40 pm

chugach mtn boy wrote:--the kind of slow where you go off, make a cup of coffee, load the dishwasher, come back, and it's still not done.


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Re: Server speed

Postby Montana Matt » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:28 pm

anita wrote:only to wait maybe 3-5 mins to actually log in

MarkDidier wrote:Log in time has varied for me. Earlier today it took 4-5 minutes to log in. This evening it took less than 5 seconds. It seems pretty random.

I just waded through the login code and made a fairly significant change. I was experimenting with logging in and out repeatedly and it was taking over a minute sometimes just to log in. After I made the change, it seems to repeatedly take about 4 seconds or so to log in. Hopefully the slow login issue is fixed.

I'd love to hear feedback from people about their log in times. And if for some reason you can't log in to post to this thread (I could have broken something with the change), send an email to webmaster@summitpost.org and I'll get back to you.
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Re: Server speed

Postby Buz Groshong » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:37 pm

About 5 seconds.
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Re: Server speed

Postby Bob Sihler » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:13 pm

chugach mtn boy wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:Yesterday I was editing a pic caption. It took so much time that I had to leave it. The server speed is very slow at AM hours in Spain

Diego is right. Little edits (like fixing a typo in picture caption) can be just as slow or slower than uploading a 4MB picture--the kind of slow where you go off, make a cup of coffee, load the dishwasher, come back, and it's still not done. But this is not consistent--sometimes text edits are pretty much instantaneous, the way they used to be. I don't have any theories about the explanation--I'm just reporting it.


Yesterday evening, I uploaded three photos in succession. The first two took about five minutes each. The third took less than a minute. I've noticed similar inconsistencies on other days recently. I've also noticed a lot of double images posted lately. Like chugach mtn boy, I have no theories and am just reporting.

As far as site speed with everything else goes, the only issues I've had in recent days have been due to the connection. But when the connection is weak, it seems that SP is slower to load than other sites and more likely to not load at all, for whatever reason.
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Re: Server speed

Postby mtybumpo » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:09 am

I have not been able to upload pictures or anything to SP for a while because it takes so long. I just tried uploading a single picture and left it for about 3 hours. It was still loading when I came back so I just gave up on it! It has been this way for a while and has made it so I can't contribute to the site any more. I'd like to be able to upload without it taking most of the day to do. Is this because of the server speed? I don't have problems on other sites.
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Re: Server speed

Postby Josh Lewis » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:22 am

Although SP is starting to slow down for me, its still going at a alright pace. But the search query for some reason was going incredibly slow. A few minutes earlier it worked quite fast. :?
When working with the search it seems to be trying to load some kind of advertisement (displays the url from ad on bottom). Does this majorly effect the speed?
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Re: Server speed

Postby reboyles » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:48 am

Whatever you did it sure helped on my end. I am now able to upload photos without getting the generic browser reply about trying to reconnect to your server. Good work man. I didn't mean to be a jerk but for months I was getting failed uploads and page updates at all times of the day and night and I was almost ready to pull the plug on this site and go build my own.


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Re: Server speed

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:51 pm

Yep, thanks Matt. I may start voting again!
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