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The site has slowed to the point that it is useless from here. Is it me or is there a problem with the servers?
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No speed problems whatsoever.

If you look to the bottom of the pages you will see the following

Page generated in 0.2080040 seconds

Thats the amount of time it take the server to generate the page (Each page is created for you, its not a static html page) then after the page is generated it is sent to you.

The generation time should be under 0.7 seconds if it takes longer then that then we have a server speed issue.

The next issue from there is the internet connection speed from our server. As a test while typing this I just downloaded a 20 meg file from our server and it took less then a minite. So our connection to the internet looks good as well.

Chances are very good that if your having slow speeds that the problem is your ISP or better yet the backbone route your connection travels to hit our servers. If your having slow speeds I bet there is a router having a problem somwhere. Unfortunately we have no control over this.

I do hope it clears up for you soon, if not send me a copy of your tracert (go to a dos prompt and type tracert www.dbstalk.com) and I will see if I can find where your problem lies.
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Page generated in 0.1518110 seconds
I never noticed that at the bottom of the page, but I wouldn't have known what it was anyway. :D Everything else seems to load ok for me, so it must be something between me and the servers. If the pages loaded as quickly as you answered (on a relative basis) all would be well.
Originally posted by Rking401
The site has slowed to the point that it is useless from here. Is it me or is there a problem with the servers?
It has also been quite slow for me today also. I have tried it from two computers, one with DSL service and one dial up :shrug:
If you guys could post Tracerts it would help me troubleshoot further. :)

I am headed home now, so it will take me awhile to reply.
Rking401 and Frapp - I've also been having speed problems since last night.

Traceroute follows (from work):

Tracing route to dbstalk.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <10 ms <10 ms <10 ms
2 125 ms 78 ms 78 ms
3 <10 ms <10 ms 15 ms
4 <10 ms <10 ms 16 ms
5 63 ms <10 ms 16 ms
6 <10 ms <10 ms 16 ms
7 47 ms 62 ms 63 ms
8 * <10 ms <10 ms
Trace complete.

Took about 50 seconds to make those 8 hops.
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Mark you tracert is not bad at all, the worst hop is hop 2 which is your ISP, however that does not look too bad (Over 200 MS is considered bad)

When you did a tracert did it give domain names (such as router1.myisp.net) if it did that was probably why it took so long for it to run a tracert (it has to do a DNS lookup on each hop)
Nope - what I posted above is exactly what the traceroute gave me. I do find it odd though that it took 50 seconds to run, when the response times weren't really slow.
I hear you on the speed there, when you do a tracert the speed of our server has nothing to do with how fast the tracert is done (except for our last hop of course) :)
Here is what mine looks like. Much worse then yours mark, yet the speed is not too bad from here.

  1     1 ms     1 ms     1 ms
  2     7 ms     7 ms     7 ms
  3    46 ms    14 ms    11 ms
  4    13 ms    13 ms    10 ms
  5    13 ms     9 ms    43 ms  provdsrc02-gew0303.rd.ri.cox.net []
  6     9 ms    11 ms    10 ms  provbbrc02-pos0101.rd.ri.cox.net []
  7    22 ms    22 ms    23 ms  nrfkbbrc02-pos0102.rd.hr.cox.net []
  8    23 ms    23 ms    24 ms  nrfkbbrc02-pos0100.rd.hr.cox.net []
  9    32 ms    38 ms    44 ms
 10    30 ms    28 ms    27 ms  gbr5-p80.wswdc.ip.att.net []
 11    28 ms    31 ms    30 ms  gbr4-p100.wswdc.ip.att.net []
 12    40 ms    39 ms    44 ms  gbr4-p30.attga.ip.att.net []
 13    78 ms    54 ms    56 ms  gbr3-p20.dlstx.ip.att.net []
 14    57 ms    54 ms    54 ms  gbr4-p60.dlstx.ip.att.net []
 15    74 ms    74 ms    84 ms  gbr4-p50.dvmco.ip.att.net []
 16   101 ms   109 ms    75 ms  gbr1-p20.dvmco.ip.att.net []
 17    79 ms    76 ms    78 ms  gar2-p360.dvmco.ip.att.net []
 18    76 ms    77 ms    73 ms
 19    71 ms    73 ms    72 ms
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I've been seeing this a few times:

Page generated in 55.2649390 seconds (100.00% PHP - 0.00% MySQL) with 47 queries.

This one was at 7:58 EDT
Hmm I wish I was seeing this here, I am monitoring this closely.

As you may know our ISP upgraded our server software late Saturday Night with the latest versions of PHP and APACHE.

This is really the only thing that has changed on the server in 3 weeks. (Well except for my new homepage found at http://www.dbstalk.com/ which NOBODY has seems to notice) :(

If ANYONE sees anything wierd PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE report it here so I can nip this problem in the bud.

Thank you!
Just wanted to tell you I am still getting some really slow pages.
The last one at 12:04 EDT:
Page generated in 53.5757290 seconds (100.00% PHP - 0.00% MySQL) with 47 queries.
I had onetime over 68 seconds. (Sorry I was at work and didn't write down time.)

BTW I normally see times around 0.5xxxxx or less.
It happened again when trying to enter the room:
Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.2.4
Copyright ©2000, 2001, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
Copyright 2002 Chris Blount
Page generated in 68.8464030 seconds (100.00% PHP - 0.00% MySQL) with 27 queries.

Seems to be surfing ok though once I got in.
Rking are you on Starband? Im just wondering if that has anything to do with it.

I also need to fix the Generation code, It's reading wrong for PHP and MySQL use. Since the server is all generated by the SQL Server its impossible that the MySQL is 0.00%
I am on Starband, but this problem is very intermittent. I wonder if it has something to do with the weather being "Offline". It could be that it is waiting to download the weather until it times out or some such thing?
Weather is back on now and I am entering the site faster.
It could be!

I noticed that AVSforum removed the weather feature yesterday! This could be one of the reasons why! Good detective work! I will keep an eye on it, I would hate to loose the weather it is a popular feature.

But we have no control of MSNBC's Weather server unfortunately.
David removed the weather hack to help conserve bandwidth, but fortunatly AVS we be getting a new server in a few weeks :) They've been really tied down the past week.
Page generated in 45.8814310 seconds (100.00% PHP - 0.00% MySQL) with 28 queries.

It's the weather report. Weather conditions were once again unavailable. Is there a way that I alone can turn off the weather in my preferences? After all, it's always beautiful here. :D
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