Poll: Is the site loading much faster than before?
You do not have permission to vote in this poll.
Yes, there's a big change in performance.
60.53%
23 60.53%
No, it's about the same as before.
15.79%
6 15.79%
I haven't paid enough attention to tell.
23.68%
9 23.68%
Total 38 vote(s) 100%
* You voted for this item. [Show Results]

Site Support & Problems
Feedback needed!
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
#1
Admin
#1
Over the past two weeks I've made a point of debugging and analyzing as much of the site as possible. In doing so, I discovered a few portions of code which are extremely taxing. Having removed this code, the index page in particular appears to be loading 20 times faster (200 ms instead of 4 seconds).

Feedback would be appreciated. We still plan to move hosts, however this change alone seems to have improved things dramatically.

Liked by hardko (Jan 14, 2020), auto_asphyx (Jan 13, 2020)
#2
Admin
#2
This change was implemented at around 1:00 pm EST today (January 13). The site now utilizes 30% to 40% of the server's CPU resources and 5% to 10% of our database resources. This is in contrast to 70% to 100% for CPU and 70% to 120% for database usage beforehand.

Please vote or comment. I need to gauge how the site is performing for others.

Liked by auto_asphyx (Jan 13, 2020)
#3
DarthKomar
#3
I can easily notice a change, will do some more testing when I'm home and not using 4G data

Liked by Admin (Jan 13, 2020)
#4
auto_asphyx (Edited)
#4
i noticed that the site was down the other night, and assumed the previously mentioned updates were happening. everything loads so much faster now. there were big lags just loading the homepage sometimes before, now it's instantaneous.

also, picture previews load much faster now. there was serious lag loading large pictures. now it's all fast Smile

Liked by Admin (Jan 13, 2020)
#5
tomostrife
#5
I just came here to say the picture dump was fast as hell. I dumped a whole progression and it uploaded quick. Noticable improvement. Overall the site seems to be running great.

Liked by Admin (Jan 13, 2020)
#6
hardko
#6
can see the site load faster now when i at home using my laptop connected to my wifi ... though when using data on my phone it still load a bit to load but still it is much faster than last time

overall it is considerably faster ... thanks for the overhaul ... appreciate it

Liked by Admin (Jan 14, 2020)
#7
Admin
#7
Thanks all -- very glad to hear that this fix worked. As mentioned, the site will be hosted elsewhere soon and the script will be upgraded soon (the biggest improvement will be proper, conversation-style PMs). In the meantime, I'll be making the few remaining (non-mobile) pages mobile-friendly, particularly the private messaging section.

Liked by auto_asphyx (Jan 14, 2020), hardko (Jan 14, 2020)
#8
Porkchop
#8
Sorry this has taken so long... I too have noticed a significant change in speed! Appreciate all that you do and continue to do!

Liked by Admin (Jan 17, 2020)
#9
humpbumps
#9
its working awesome!!!! keep it up good job

Liked by Admin (Jan 17, 2020)

Related Threads Author Replies Views Last Post
Upgrade thread! Post bugs and feedback here! Admin 107 3,008 April 8, 2019, 8:33 pm
Last Post: Admin

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)