Web site becoming unresponsive more often

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DeltaV
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Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby DeltaV » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:30 pm

Talk-Polywell.org is becoming unresponsive (as in spinning-circle) more and more often. When I check other sites they don't have this problem.

Is debugging code causing this, or are we seeing the beginning phases of suppression by nefarious forces?

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby quixote » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:24 pm

Seconded. In fact, I got an Internal Server Error after a 60 second hang when trying to reply to this post. The site's not unusable or anything, but the hangs are definitely annoying.

* edited to fix vague antecedent reference

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby ladajo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:44 pm

Been happening to me as well.
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby krenshala » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:10 pm

The server 500 error I've been seeing are typically due to a problem accessing the database the forums come from. It may be Neferious Forces (TM) but as far as I know its more likely to be a problem with the database, or its server if different than the webserver the site lives on. Another forum I visit was having the same problem and it turned out the database server had either a failing drive in the RAID array, or a failing RAID controller (can't remember which now, as its been a couple years).

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby quixote » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:22 am

I agree that a database issue seems like the most likely culprit, but given that it's been happening since the upgrade, my guess is that it's a difference in how this version of phpbb interacts with the database rather than an issue with the database itself. I run a few dozen sites myself, and I dread major version upgrades.

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby hanelyp » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:24 am

With access to read the error log and site code I could probably diagnose the problem. The database timing out is a possible culprit.
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby krenshala » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:59 pm

I've seen the errors before the upgrade, just not as often. They are definitely happening more frequently since the upgrade. The question is, is that due or coincidental to the upgrade.

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby paperburn1 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:40 am

hanelyp wrote:With access to read the error log and site code I could probably diagnose the problem. The database timing out is a possible culprit.

With the DOS attcks on the net lately I would vote for Timeout as well. I have had similier issues elsewhere. Google Spamhaus VS cyberbunker
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby hanelyp » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:46 pm

paperburn1 wrote:...Google Spamhaus VS cyberbunker

I'd heard of a case, years ago, where Spamhaus identified a domain as blackhat, and had that identification confirmed by a DDoS attack. I haven't kept up to date on this front of the war, being busier protecting against forum spam.
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby mvanwink5 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:27 pm

Site response is really slow and it has been for a few days (week, 2 weeks?). Is there a reason? Is someone working on it?
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby hanelyp » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:21 pm

The slowdown is sporadic. Sometime the site is extremely snappy.

My offer to look over the error log for a diagnosis stands.
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby krenshala » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:56 pm

hanelyp wrote:The slowdown is sporadic. Sometime the site is extremely snappy.

My offer to look over the error log for a diagnosis stands.

If it is a database issue the error log should show it plainly enough (e.g., timeout connecting to <databasename>).

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby DeltaV » Wed May 15, 2013 3:25 pm

T-P still locks up frequently. Just now, it was for about 2 minutes.

Any progress?

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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby hanelyp » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:46 pm

I'm wondering, what database does the site use? If sqlite I have to wonder if it handles the scale of the site well.
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Re: Web site becoming unresponsive more often

Postby Stubby » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:28 pm

i am finding it locks up less
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