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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    When we got o the new site we be moving to dedicated hosting so wont be an issues anyway..

    This was interm measure to solve problems for now...

    russ

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    Deffintly better for me.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    Just to add... there's currently 13 users on the site (including visitors that may be bots) and it is running painfully slow

    I'm wondering if it might be database access slowing it down... perhaps they've sat their database server on a 33.6kbps modem?

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    Just a thought but knowing a little about phpBB2 and my own coding I can't help but think that you're making life difficult for yourself with the high levels of database calls that just a single page has at the moment.

    I'd highly recommend having all the extraneous stuff like
    - EduGeek Calendar
    - Latest News
    - Who is where
    - even the "Bett 2007 fund"
    - EduGeek.net Members Who Blog

    .. only shown on the home page and culled from the forum areas which I suspect is where 95% of your visitors spend their time.

    Two benefits to this..
    1. You cut down on the additional db calls they entail
    2. You declutter the screen, especially when you're trying to read the forum posts.. Speaking frankly I don't look at it and it just wastes desktop space IMHO.

    At a guess you'd improve the load on the server by about 50% at bare minimum..


    But to answer the original question, it does seem to be running better but still suffers occassional lock ups or non-responsiveness from time to time.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    @contink: The thing is that people do use the 'extraneous' stuff... I know I do.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    @contink: The thing is that people do use the 'extraneous' stuff... I know I do.
    Fair comment.. I'm just saying that perhaps it's not necessary to have it on every page... Usually this sort of thing appears on a portal page where you can just dip in and out once in a blue moon to check everything.

    T'is obviously just my personal opinion but from the standpoint of making the site more efficient it also has some merit.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    I have to agree with contink.

    It won't hurt to try it for a few days to see if it improves things.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    the clutter as people say the Problem here is is we cant have it one page and not another not with out some major recoding with current cms we have anyway as we are moving away from this cms.

    I do understand but remember site more than just forums people use 'the clutter' a lot in management speak it is .. it provides added value

    But on serious note the load balancing was quick fix to speed up some of the issues.

    As said this will all be solved once we move to dedicated hosting and move away from current cms so please do bare with us ..

    Over weekend will have look at stuff to see what can in meantime..

    Russ

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    No worries Russ.. aware of the changes taking place and the headache that entails..

    Just as a note though loads seem to be spiking again as I spent a lot of time trying to post just once this morning... took me 10 minutes before I got through without a timeout.

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    e107 is good for this Set up different classes such as guest, member, admin so only the essential stuff appears for guests, all less admin for members and everything for admin. (Just an example )

    Besides one of the basic rules of web design is not to make it too cluttered :P


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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    Just to say, as of today Ive found it very responsive indeed, possibly the best performance since Ive been here

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    Re: Is EduGeek more responsive?

    @ alan-d I would stay away from e107, its ok for small sites but once your db gets big it becomes painful!

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