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Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:24 am
by joska
I've had lots of trouble accessing the forum last night and this morning. No error messages, just no response.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:55 am
by dml
joska wrote:I've had lots of trouble accessing the forum last night and this morning. No error messages, just no response.


Me too. I think others are also experiencing problems.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:52 pm
by mfro
No problems here.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:19 pm
by joska
It seems to be random. One minute it's fast, the next minute it's dead.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:23 pm
by FedePede04
joska wrote:It seems to be random. One minute it's fast, the next minute it's dead.

The Same here

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:32 pm
by calimero
same here

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:55 pm
by Eero Tamminen
Seen that too. There's no timeout, the page just doesn't load sometimes.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:55 am
by wongck
yeap.... yesterday, long loading page and still a blank page after sometime.
Today it is faster and yet to have a blank page. :)

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:08 am
by Dal
Only change made since the weekend was to reapply the smartfeed mod. I'll remove it and see if things improve.

It won't be until tonight at the earliest though.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:55 am
by wongck
2-3 hours back, it was again long loading with empty page.
But now, it's back to fast again... what gives?

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:55 am
by Dal
I refer you back to my previous post.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:28 am
by wongck
LOL.... must think in time zone mode.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:38 am
by exxos
Its been odd this morning, was taking about 10mins to load a page, no time outs or anything. Though now it seems to be working fine again (half hour later).

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:53 am
by viking272
Yes I had issues around noon UK time where Tapatalk and my PC couldn't browse to the site. 30mins later it is fine

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:54 am
by viking272
The time in the UK is an hour ahead of the AF clock...

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:56 am
by spiny
viking272 wrote:The time in the UK is an hour ahead of the AF clock...



it's a forum setting, you have to go to your control panel and tick a box sating we are in British Summer Time ...

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:57 am
by viking272
Will do, thanks

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:12 pm
by spiny
viking272 wrote:Will do, thanks


it's a bit odd that the forum software doesn't auto update the time though.

I'm also seeing the 'nothing loads for 30 seconds' issues - it's as if my browser is looking up an old DNS record.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:42 pm
by Dal
I've experienced the same issue as everyone else here but the thing is, the other sites that are hosted on the very same server do not suffer (http://www.atarilegend.com, http://www.atari-wiki.com, http://www.robokit.info and http://www.septicsurgeon.net). So I think the server is fundamentally ok. Could be a DNS issue perhaps or something specific to the phpbb application (or one of its mods).

Of course this all rears its head when I've got practically zero spare time... :|

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:41 am
by wongck
Hey guys, at least it is not down..... we now know that we just try again an hour later.

Dal wrote:Of course this all rears its head when I've got practically zero spare time...

Thanks Dal for keeping AF online!!

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:41 am
by wongck
Hey guys, at least it is not down..... we now know that we just try again an hour later.

Dal wrote:Of course this all rears its head when I've got practically zero spare time...

Thanks Dal for keeping AF online!!

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:29 am
by KLund1
I had some trouble tonight PST around 10pm. timed out waiting to load first page.
Got better around 11PM
fyi

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:45 am
by wietze
Since AF moved host, I have come across this issue quite often.

Just a minute or a few before I posted this message, I tried loading the page, and no response. Then after a while, as if the machine came out of hibernation as it were, the forum is reactive and quite fast again. My assumption is that this occurs after a certain period of inactivity (perhaps Dal can check the accesslog around the time of this post to see if there were no web requests before this moment for a bit?).

The past few days, this issue has occurred to me quite a few times. It would be wonderful if we could at least have an explanation for it :)

Regards,
Wietze

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:58 am
by wongck
Yeah.
May be it is hosted on a VM, and it takes some secondz to load back the image.

Re: Forum unstable again

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:58 am
by wongck
Yeah.
May be it is hosted on a VM, and it takes some secondz to load back the image.