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Quick poll on site speeds

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, May 5, 2014.

Has the website been faster today?

Poll closed May 10, 2014.
  1. Yes

    95.8%
  2. No

    4.2%
  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi All,

    I made a fairly significant change to the backend of the website overnight my time (Early morning for you guys, in fact about 6am for you guys)

    The change had to do with the software that runs the server and that the site scripts leverage.

    Now that change should have come with an increase in the site response times and speeds as it reduced server loads and increased round trip speeds to the database.

    Anyway with that geek stuff aside.

    I wanted to see if anyone had noticed anecdotally the increase in the sites speed today.

    From anecdotal stories and basic testing it appears to actually be faster, but then again connection speeds here are faster than in Oz.

    There is a further tweak I can do but its a bit bleeding edge so will only do it if needs be.

    CHeers
    Dan
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its as quick as DCE on two legs :D

    The mobile version loads much faster.
     
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  3. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes Dan, noticed some speed increases today! Thanks mate!
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Awesome. I wanted to make the change late last week but the new job has me travelling a lot. Dublin all last week and now off to Poland tomorrow, UK end of the week and possibly Brasil in a few weeks time. /brag

    It's not real glamorous and I am running on pure coffee at the moment. I did find some time to make the change last night, it's all about the database. Ours was getting bogged down and consuming over 45% of all resources Memory and CPU, which is huge since we run at around 65 - 70% capacity most times.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mobile is much faster today.
    Nice work.
     
  6. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Like a cheetah chasing a gazelle.;)
     
  7. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Or Jamal off to KFC...
     
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  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    for those that voted no, are you able to elaborate, is it slow, was it already fast, what browser are you using, what type of internet connection and speeds do you have, where are you located etc

    If it was already fast for you as it was for me, then no need I guess
     
  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's great. It's so quick it left a trail of fire, mate.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    that could have been caused by the new RAID servers in india....
     
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  11. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Diarrhea with daps on.
     
  12. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Pics with hat or didn't happen!

    Site seems pretty quick, but I dunno much about kompooters and such.
     
  13. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    @Dan , really slow on mobile this afternoon :(
     
  14. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    ...Like Jamal, leaving KFC...

    Actually about the same on mobile for me, which has been better, and pretty darn good lately...touchwood.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    occasional load spikes. should resolve itself.
     

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