KF seems pretty slow again, is there more trouble with the Hosts/Server/DB...? This seems to be the only site I'm having trouble with...?
Just thought I'd mention it...
I've had trouble, too, even to the point of it timing out.
This is not a complaint, just an observation.
Yes even with a fast broadband connection its like wading through treacle waiting for pages to load it must be the traffic shaping by the servers , as you say its only on this site , jmb
I had problems earlier. It seems alright now.
When a server gets over subscribed they limit the band width and direct the overburdened traffic using their servers in a priority line thus shaping the traffic on their network, this can cause long waits for pages to open especially as I say at busy times, remember this server caters for the American market as well its something similar with peer to peer I find the highest speeds when America is asleep and that's around 7 am to 1pm over here. i can get something like 750 kbps during these times whereas it drops down to around 100 when America is on-line. jmb
I'll chime in, so that someone with knowledge can either correct me or sharpen my understanding.
I have been told that there are commonly several computers involved in a web page communication. I think my computer communicates to one or more of my ISP's computers, which sends my request toward what I want, and the computer that grabs that request sends it further toward what I want, etc. (like runners passing the baton on a relay race), until the request reaches the server hosting the page I want; then the information is sent back, the same way. I heard one computer author say each part is broken into small information packets, sort of like post cards, and when you assemble them together you get the whole page (like tacking all the post cards on the wall, in order, to make a large picture).
Is that a good way to describe it?
I can say it isn't from our side that problems occur.
I, and Theravad have been watching bandwidth/database problems, deleting/resolving problems as they present themselves.
I can say here and now, I am a complete novice in these realms, but I/we are doing everything we can to resolve issues as they occur, hopefully you can bear with me/us as we try to resolve these problems.
I am really trying to get it resolved
And yes!! I am paying for this service provider.
I couldn't get in at all yesterday afternoon and evening.
You know that you'll still have my support, Dot, pity I know nothing about web hosting or design!
Crawling again tonight...?
It is Daz. Another American hosted site was down at the same time. Maybe just coincidence, maybe not.
Taking ages to open up here as well i will leave it for tonight/jmb
Imagelink used to be a very good hosting company, and then 18 months ago they were sold to someone else.
The servers people were on at the time were shut down and everyone was migrated onto other servers which are not as good and are somewhat overcrowded.
There is not a lot you will be able to do other than find a better host. There are great hosting deals out there, and you could get a far better server for a very good price.
A decent host will also organise the migration, particularly if they also use cPanel.
You might get 24 hours of difficulties while the domain resolves to the new host, that's all.
There comes a time to bit the bullet and jump ship.
If you try a tracert, you'll find that some of the US servers have been weird.
savvis.net in NY and Washington, particularly.
I wonder if the storms have contributed?
I had troubles a couple of months back, but it's been fine, for me, since then.
Apart from the other evening, of course.
I've not noticed any problems down here.