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viewtopic.php being reported as causing high server load

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:58 pm
by imagedude
I was told teh other day my site - which has been live since 2002 - is causing a high server load. Teh offending file is viewtopic.php.

It is also referenced here:
http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... &t=2096138

Support Request Template
What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.8
What is your board's URL? http://www.ecmplace.com
Who do you host your board with? hostgator.com
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
Is your board a fresh install or a conversion? Update from a previous version of phpBB3
Do you have any MODs installed? No
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
What version of phpBB3 did you update from? phpBB 3.0.7
What styles do you currently have installed? none
What language(s) is your board currently using? english
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 4
What is your level of experience? Experienced with PHP and phpBB
When did your problem begin? Notified last week.
Please describe your problem. Host - hostgator - notified me last week that viewtopic.php was causing a "high server load" on their servers.
They removed permissions.
My board was on 3.0.7-PL1 so I used the scripts to upgrade to 3.0.8 yesterday.
The host informed me that the issue remains.
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Re: viewtopic.php being reported as causing high server load

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:32 pm
by stevemaury
Let me guess - they suggested you upgrade a a VPS?

Ask for the logs. Ask how many other phpBB3 boards they host and whether this happens there? And ask why your unmodded board would be different.

Re: viewtopic.php being reported as causing high server load

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:44 pm
by imagedude
They haven't suggested a VPS yet.

However, I did ask that they tell me how many others are having the same issue.

I also mentioned that the "fix" is listed with PHPbb 2.x and I've been on 3.x for more than a year.

Re: viewtopic.php being reported as causing high server load

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:59 pm
by imagedude
Apparently the support tech doesn't know anyone using PHPbb.
Off the top of my head Kai, I dont. I couldnt name a single site we have using phpbb at this time as a majority use vbulletin.

I didn't know anyone used something OTHER than PHPbb.