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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #25 on: 19:46, 25 June 17 »
Damn, I was thinking you had fixed it.
Maybe they unclogged the cable to Orstralia.
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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #26 on: 20:01, 25 June 17 »
Hehe, that could well be one of the things :D

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #27 on: 02:14, 26 June 17 »
It's been stalling for me :(
It never got better :(


Same Here. ?


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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #28 on: 13:23, 28 June 17 »
An Other 23 Minute wait for the board to do its ? Thing ?


Its still not working properly


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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #29 on: 14:34, 28 June 17 »
Amibay is having similar issues at the moment. They think they've narrowed it down to some Chinese search engines that are side-stepping some traffic settings and hogging the entire bandwidth.

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #30 on: 17:42, 28 June 17 »
Aha, perhaps it's time to reinstate the server-side ban on Chinese and other Asian IPs...

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #31 on: 06:02, 29 June 17 »
An Other 23 Minute wait for the board to do its ? Thing ?


Its still not working properly


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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #32 on: 06:12, 29 June 17 »
Aha, perhaps it's time to reinstate the server-side ban on Chinese and other Asian IPs...

Just make sure you put an exception in for my IP!

I notice I always get a "Forbidden" when I try to access the site from my mobile now - it happened from time to time before - so I guess this is some kind of block
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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #33 on: 09:58, 29 June 17 »
Just make sure you put an exception in for my IP!

I notice I always get a "Forbidden" when I try to access the site from my mobile now - it happened from time to time before - so I guess this is some kind of block


You mean on this site? I don't have a block in place yet, got to research the lists a bit before I implement it. But in any case Japan is not blocked, "only" China and a few other suspect countries (where spam attacks have originated from in the past as well). 

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #34 on: 16:31, 29 June 17 »
Here's a screenshot of my phone, the link used to work 80% of the time, but now it never works, don&t know that anythings changed, and it looks like it comes from this site, so I assume it's not ISP blocking?
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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #35 on: 18:15, 29 June 17 »
Here's a screenshot of my phone, the link used to work 80% of the time, but now it never works, don&t know that anythings changed, and it looks like it comes from this site, so I assume it's not ISP blocking?
But your ISP may have assigned you a previously banned IP.
It could help if you can check and report your IP to gryzor when this happen

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #36 on: 01:53, 30 June 17 »
Hmmmm....the plot thickens.......
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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #37 on: 10:20, 30 June 17 »
Here's a screenshot of my phone, the link used to work 80% of the time, but now it never works, don&t know that anythings changed, and it looks like it comes from this site, so I assume it's not ISP blocking?


Oops that's no good indeed; it looks like direct server blocking. Next time this happens, can you get your IP and share it with me so I can check? 

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #38 on: 10:27, 30 June 17 »
@keith56


Does the same thing happen when you try " cpcwiki.eu " Without the /forum ?


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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #39 on: 11:15, 30 June 17 »
Different paths can have different restrictions, so indeed maybe he's able to access the wiki but not the forum. I see I do have some blocks from the time a few months back where spammers were trying to get in en masse, so maybe his IP is within the blocked range...

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #40 on: 12:46, 30 June 17 »
Does the same thing happen when you try " cpcwiki.eu " Without the /forum ?

Yes it seems so - but don't worry about it for me - I only browse on my phone when I'm supposed to be doing 'other things' so I don't really care if it doesn't work there!
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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #41 on: 13:04, 30 June 17 »
Nonono, please do help me solve this for you!

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #42 on: 16:12, 30 June 17 »
I've just gone through this thread, and one potential culprit that hasn't been ruled out, but could play a vital part on the software end of things is a plugin. If there's a bad/out of date plugin installed it can create all sorts of loading issues.

Try disabling all the plugins for a limited period, then monitor the performance. Then slowly add them back one by one, eventually you'll find the one that's causing the issue (if that is indeed, what's causing it), and you can either upgrade it, or replace it with a similar, more compatible one.

Wordpress is a bastard for this, but i'm sure incompatibilities like this aren't just limited to Wordpress either.

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #43 on: 16:34, 30 June 17 »
Nah, unfortunately (?) it's not the add-ons. I know this because when we moved servers I did a clean install of the forum, and also the examination of DB data doesn't show *anything* specific...

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #44 on: 17:42, 14 July 17 »
Taking between 30 seconds to 2 minutes to load a page currently, @Gryzor.

Admit it, you're using a 6128+ to power the server, aren't you?  :laugh:

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #45 on: 17:43, 14 July 17 »
Nope, a 1512 actually 😀

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #46 on: 02:57, 15 July 17 »
@gryzor


When i have problems getting into the /Forum i often just go to the Wiki and this seems to work Most of the time.
I was wondering if there is something unwell with the script that chooses the  /forum.


I hope that this helps


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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #47 on: 14:56, 11 November 17 »
Any news on this? This week the forum very often did not respond, it seems the problem got worse these days...

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #48 on: 16:54, 11 November 17 »
Had it a lot today, just doesn't respond, obviously working right now  :o

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Re: Why does this site grind to a halt randomly?
« Reply #49 on: 16:55, 11 November 17 »
Happens a few times every day, fortunately it normally only last a few minutes

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