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    Default 503 and extreme slowness?

    Had a bunch of 503s and just horrible loading times (sits and spins on a blank screen, then 20-30 seconds later the page comes up), probably not just me because other pages on other sites come up normally. Been seeing it intermittently the past few days, but today's the worst I've seen it. Are we at capacity?

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    Had it briefly last night but not today.

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    I've experienced this today too.

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    I get this all the time... You get used to it after a month or so... Or you just go browse another tab while it's loading.

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    I’ve been having this the last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger S View Post
    I get this all the time... You get used to it after a month or so... Or you just go browse another tab while it's loading.
    Ha, yeah, been doing that, but that sucks you get it all the time, I've only seen it a few times recently, and today about 5-6 times, I'd go nuts if it happened all the time.

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    Same here in past week slow to load.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    I’ve been experiencing this for over a month in conjunction with the pop ups being blocked.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    We've had an avalanche of traffic, particularly during the day.

    To provide perspective, we average about 1.5 million page views a month -- and that is a ton.

    Halfway through March, we've had over 2 million page views; over 250K in one day.


    We are hosted on a shared server because the jump to a dedicated server is super expensive, but if this keeps up, that may be the only solution.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    Pete, just out of curiosity but what is the price for a dedicated server?

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    Pete, just out of curiosity but what is the price for a dedicated server?
    It's about 3x what we are paying now.

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    Oh wow. That is a big jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    Pete, just out of curiosity but what is the price for a dedicated server?
    Best deal for managed, dedicated hosting with superb customer service is Dreamhost
    https://www.dreamhost.com/hosting/dedicated/

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    ^

    We use a company that specializes in vBulletin; they go way beyond hosting, they do all our upgrades, enhancements, fixes, etc.

    I'm pretty technical but vB is a bear and very, very convoluted and complex. So you have to have a company that has expertise. I've been incredibly happy with our host.

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    Pete, would you ever like to switch from vB or is that just not even worth the hassle?

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    PS, for some reason I can’t edit but I wanted to add to my comment: sorry if my responses sound stupid but I have little knowledge in this field.

    To Mr. Blue, thanks for that link. That stuff is interesting to me.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    Pete, would you ever like to switch from vB or is that just not even worth the hassle?
    Would be almost impossible.

    We have over 1,000,000 posts!

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    I see. I am surprised the format of this system hasn’t changed and it’s like this in many forums I browse. What works works I suppose.

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    vBulletin is by far and away the gold standard of discussion forums.

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    I am not sure what Tulsa Now Forum uses but it is awful. I am not a fan of CityData either.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    ^

    TulsaNow uses Simple Machines Forum (SMF) and yes, it's terrible.

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    ^^^ it’s almost unusable for me. Every once in awhile I check them to see what is new or to get a chuckle out of the usual forum users over there bashing OKC but I get most of my Tulsa updates here or SSP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    ^

    We use a company that specializes in vBulletin; they go way beyond hosting, they do all our upgrades, enhancements, fixes, etc.

    I'm pretty technical but vB is a bear and very, very convoluted and complex. So you have to have a company that has expertise. I've been incredibly happy with our host.
    Ahh, yes, of course.
    These days if you are “incredibly happy” with anything ​- keep it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blue Sky View Post
    Ahh, yes, of course.
    These days if you are “incredibly happy” with anything ​- keep it!
    Yeah, no kidding.

    You wouldn't believe what we had to go through to neutralize that last virus and they worked on that for like 2 months and were always very responsive.

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    Default Re: 503 and extreme slowness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    We've had an avalanche of traffic, particularly during the day.

    To provide perspective, we average about 1.5 million page views a month -- and that is a ton.

    Halfway through March, we've had over 2 million page views; over 250K in one day.


    We are hosted on a shared server because the jump to a dedicated server is super expensive, but if this keeps up, that may be the only solution.
    Must mean lots are out of jobs based on increase lol

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