Question Why is GBATemp so slow?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by RyDog, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    Lately, either I'm getting 504, extremely slow connection (or high ping) and it just drives me to ask, what's the deal?

    I just want to know what's up because I'm curious if it's a ddos attack or just the servers are old :unsure:
     
  2. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    It's not ddos. He fixed it yesterday, but i'm noticing a little slow down but not much.
     
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  3. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    It was extremely slow over the weekend, especially during the night hours for America
     
  4. Imacaredformy2ds

    Imacaredformy2ds Smartass

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    blame comcast kappa
     
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  5. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    I have never had any problems with comcast
     
  6. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    Not sure if that was directed towards me or gbatemp but neither of us have comcast :P
     
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  7. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Hmm well it seems for me to be fixed. You still getting errors?
     
  8. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I have daily problems. They throttled my upload speed to 0.1MB/s for no reason and it's been this way since September. I can barely even upload videos or play games online without disconnecting... The internet randomly goes out, and sometimes uploading is completely gone (can't even connect to a website because it requires to upload a cookie). The support is retarded and refuse to help with this problem

    But yeah it's been slow, and when a Comcast user is able to call something slow, it's must be pretty slow
     
  9. kehkou

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    I, for one, have had nothing but problems with them.
     
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  10. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

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    They updated the software and security after the hack from that iso site causing some accounts to get hacked on here. There have been some kinks they've been working out since the updates.
     
  11. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Wow, that's SUPER weird. And I live in the south, a place known for slow internet. That's really weird.
     
  12. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It doesn't seem weird to me considering there's countless articles hating on Comcast for pretty much this same reason

    My speed is about 12ms ping, 90MB/s download, and 0.1MB/s upload (When it's able to even get to the upload test without saying Network communications error)
     
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  13. Captain_N

    Captain_N GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    your router/modem might be to blame. When they go bad they do weird shit
     
  14. VinLark

    VinLark This machine kills bourgeois sentimentality.

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    Yeah, but it depends how long OP has had his/her router. I just got a little slowdown of opining my notifications (but I am running 3 torrents so that might be the cause)
     
  15. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    lol it's neither, router is 1 year old and modem is 2 years old, and I said I was getting 504, that means that the server wasnt responding quick enough, and I do regular speed tests/isitdownrightnow checks to confirm whether it's me or them.
     
  16. zoogie

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    It was really bad yesterday but it's been smooth today, at least for me.
     
  17. Costello

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    In spite of yesterdays fixes, you should know there are still frequent times where the server performs automatic database backups and that unfortunately slows the server down a bit. It doesn't usually last long but it does happen. Still need to figure out a way to prevent slowdowns during backups, but it's a complex problem when you consider our database is exceptionnally large.

    I have already set the backup command to run with the lowest possible system priority. But that apparently isn't enough, I need to explore other options... not as easy as it seems
     
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  18. maorninja

    maorninja GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Actually, the reason is that all Xenforo boards use a ton of AJAX. The problem is that it isn't coded right.
     
  19. RyDog
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    RyDog Lazy Animal Crossing hacker

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    thanks for the update :)
    how often do you do backups?
     
  20. Alex658

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    Welp, that sounds like any and every ISP on my country :P
    I'm curious, if they bring you so much problems why not change ISP?