Before gnomad comes and give me hard time I know you told me already in a PM what is happening but I still thinking is more than just backups. just my .02 cents here.
Ok, I'm not sure if others are having the same issue as me, but the mp3car forums are extremely slow for me. It takes a long time to load pages and sometimes I get connection timeout errors. Everyone tells me its my computer, its my router setting, I have to configure my machine the right way.
What I don't understand is, why do I only have the problem with the mp3car forums and not other forums or other sites. So I decided to make a video of how slow it really is for me to load pages on this forum.
Does anyone else experience problems like this? Let me know what you think.
First video, showing the amount of times it takes to load pages on this site.
Second video, compare mp3car forums, with espn.com, which loads many images and ad's on there site and then comparing with another forums that uses vBulletin as well. This forum even has a bigger thread then 'My Thread' of this forum (it was brought up that 'My Theard' was causing some problems with the speed here)
There are two known issues with forum speed at the present time:
1. Various backup and administrative tasks are run between midnight and 4AM EST, and it is not uncommon to see slower performance during this time. I'm working with the server admin at the co-lo facility to see what we can do about lowering the priority of these tasks and to reschedule them to between 4AM and 7AM EST, when our logs show the least activity.
2. Posts and accesses to long threads such as the infamous "My Thread" will often cause MySQL to go off and lose it's mind for 5-10 seconds, stalling all access to the forums. I'm working with the vBulletin authors to see if there is any way arround this other then capping the size of threads.
I have received several reports of speed issues, and so far they have all fallen into one of these two categories. I welcome reports of problems, but they must contain the following information to be useful:
1. The date and time (either in local of GMT/UTC format) of the problem
2. A complete description of the problem.
3. A ping log during the time of difficulty.
4. Your IP address
Here is a good way to create a log file:
Open up a DOS command window, and type the following commands:
ipconfig > log.txt
date >> log.txt
time >> log.txt
ping -t www.mp3car.com >> log.txt <--- let this run during testing
[control-c] <---- when done, press [control-c]
date >> log.txt
time >> log.txt
Send all this information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll look into the problem.
ok, here is a trace route to mp3car. I know I did it at 1am, and I know you say the server are slow then, but I didn't have any other time to do the trace.
Code:C:>tracert www.mp3car.com Tracing route to mp3car.com [184.108.40.206] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms ool-44c20a90.dyn.optonline.net [xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx] 2 277 ms 250 ms 329 ms 10.10.128.1 3 200 ms 208 ms 186 ms dstswr2-vl2.rh.hcvlny.cv.net [220.127.116.11] 4 160 ms 171 ms 105 ms r4-ge10-1.mhe.hcvlny.cv.net [18.104.22.168] 5 283 ms 374 ms 243 ms r1-srp9-0.wan.hcvlny.cv.net [22.214.171.124] 6 161 ms 300 ms 252 ms r2-srp1-0.in.nycmny83.cv.net [126.96.36.199] 7 * * * Request timed out. 8 268 ms 173 ms 290 ms p13-0.core01.phl01.atlas.cogentco.com [188.8.131.52] 9 212 ms 109 ms 194 ms p4-0.core01.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [184.108.40.206] 10 389 ms 297 ms 389 ms p15-0.core02.dca01.atlas.cogentco.com [220.127.116.11] 11 225 ms 194 ms 217 ms p14-0.core01.atl01.atlas.cogentco.com [18.104.22.168] 12 163 ms 158 ms 56 ms tulix_systems.demarc.cogentco.com [22.214.171.124] 13 * * * Request timed out. 14 * * * Request timed out. 15 * * * Request timed out. 16 * * * Request timed out. 17 * * * Request timed out. 18 * * * Request timed out. 19 * * * Request timed out. 20 * * * Request timed out. 21 * * * Request timed out. 22 * * * Request timed out. 23 * * * Request timed out. 24 * * * Request timed out. 25 * * * Request timed out. 26 * * * Request timed out. 27 * * * Request timed out. 28 * * * Request timed out. 29 * * * Request timed out. 30 * * * Request timed out. Trace complete.
I had trobule accessing the site between 2:30am and 2:50am. The site did not respond to ping.
Quattro - Try adding mp3car to your host file "C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\host" : 126.96.36.199 www.mp3car.com
I also see you are routed \/ia cogentco and if the next step is level3, then that explains alot. (Google Cogentco and Level3)
All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.Digital-Car UK|
Ping and traceroute measure network delays, not server load, and will not be effected by backup/cron jobs. The past 24 hours has been a rough time for the internet as some of the tier 1 carriers were experiencing major problems with one of their software upgrades.
In any case, Quattro, those 1/4 second ping times in your local network are definitely a problem at your end.
Very late last night - at the same time Quattro had the problem, I couldn't connect to the forum. In fact, I thought it was probably being hacked. At first I got the "www.mp3car.com does not exist" message, like I mistyped it.
Later, when I tried again I was directed to Google maps! I closed the browser, cleared the cache and history and tried again. Same result! Then, it tried to connect and timed out several times with "server not responding".
Whatever you say.Originally Posted by gnomad
I guess the problem is on my end, and this "problem" only exsists for this and only this site.
I guess I'll drop the issuse and won't bring it up again. I'll probably get the same answer again.
Maybe this "problem" that is on my side is a sign telling me not to visit this site anymore.