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FCB_Simon
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Forum running slowly

Post by FCB_Simon »

Troubleshooting advice?

First port of call? Hosts or forum stats? My website seems to be ok but the forums slow to load and sometimes I get 'Warning mysql_connect()'/ 'max_user_connections' messages.
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Post by TopDawg »

Sounds like limitations put on by your hosting company. How many people are registered, etc?

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Post by FCB_Simon »

1700 registered users. Probably approx 10 on at any one time. Max times approx 60-90 people on.
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Post by TopDawg »

Well I was looking through the forum, and it seems to be running fine. No extra-long load time or anything.

The only thing I notice that slowed me down a bit were people's avatars and pictures posted within posts.

I have noticed that you have a lot of old content sitting around. I don't know how much that's going to affect anything, but a little pruning may help a little. You may also want to check out this topic:

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=135383

More often than not, it ends up being a problem with the server being too slow though

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Post by FCB_Simon »

Ok, thanks for your help.
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Post by ezlynx »

Compression techniques could really shrink the size of the avatars. I have mine set at 3mb, smaller in size than yours. You could maybe do 10mb.

I notice some threads are really long. I close threads at 50 pages. This may increase timeouts for you.

How big database? I imagine your search table is pretty big due to words from two languages being added.

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