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Is the forum faster?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Thumper, May 22, 2008.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper WHS

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    We have moved the forum off of a standard server and on to a grid or cluster server. This is actually not just a single server, but many servers clusters together to create a virtual server environment.

    This forum uses a lot of scripts and those scripts use a lot of server resources. Multiply that resource usage by the number of people on the site and it became a problem when too many people visited and we used up all the server resources available.

    The concept behind the grid or cluster servers are that if there is a time when we get really busy and need all those server resources, we'll have them available because we're actually on many servers and can use the resources of those many servers for those peak times.

    The other problem with our previous server was the previous server hosting company really sucked. They were horrible.

    Cluster servers have been around for a while, but type of cluster is fairly new. That's why I want to know if you have problems with forum speed or it going down. It should be faster, but if it's slow, let me know. I think this will be a huge improvement, but if it's not, we can move it again.

    Thanks
     
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  2. -Scar-

    -Scar- thedoomship.com

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  3. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

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    The "lag time" when navigating between forum areas appears to be gone.

    Visual Route traces show a BIG improvement in response time, with 0% packet loss. Under the old provider, I could always see some sort of packet loss and rather slow response (150-175ms) times between hops. Now it's at 11ms at the most between hops.

    Good job Thumper! :tup:
     
  4. Nomadic Bolt Fan

    Nomadic Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    I also noticed a big differance today, seems faster to me! :tup:
     
  5. vachargerfan

    vachargerfan Well-Known Member

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    Faster then a snail? Yes

    Faster then lightning? No

    But yes, better then it was :D:flag:
     
  6. Buck Melanoma

    Buck Melanoma Guest

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    It does seem to have a quicker response time when accessing the REALLY big threads. :tup:
     
  7. VikingBolt

    VikingBolt BoltTalker

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    About 5 out of 6 views are much faster, then comes a slower one. But overall, I'd say it's faster. Thanks for your time and effort.
     
  8. in_a_days

    in_a_days dgaf

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    smokin' on my end :tup:
     
  9. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It is faster. Especially on Firefox 3 RC1. :tup:
     
  10. -Scar-

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    All I Can Say Is I Spent About 2 Hours Trying To Come To This Site Recently And It Was Nothing But Hell....It Would Always Say Something Like The Server Is Taking Too Long Or Somethin....But I Just now Came back And Everything Is Fine....


    Weird....
     
  11. EsDee_in_RI

    EsDee_in_RI Well-Known Member

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    It's so quick it smells like french toast.
     
  12. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    No, it's way slower now.

    Good job dummy.


























    :lol:
     
  13. Thumper

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    :icon_eek:
     
  14. Lightning's Girl

    Lightning's Girl Mod Chick =) Staff Member Moderator

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    MUCH faster, thank you!!! Good on ya, Thump!!!
     
  15. Electric Chair

    Electric Chair Well-Known Member

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    Nice work wabbit.
     
  16. MtlBoltsFan

    MtlBoltsFan Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016

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    Upgrade my 28.8 kb connection then we will talk
     

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