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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Throughout the day I've been having issues where pages are extremely slow to load, and sometimes throw some sort of cache timeout error. Anyone else seeing this?

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by OptionBase1 View Post
    Throughout the day I've been having issues where pages are extremely slow to load, and sometimes throw some sort of cache timeout error. Anyone else seeing this?
    I have, but it seems to be fine now.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    It's acting-up again, making VBForums unusable.

    Here's everything I captured:

    Name:  504_gateway_time_out.png
Views: 114
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    Name:  error_503_first_byte_timeout.png
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    Name:  secure_connection_no_available.png
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    Last edited by Peter Porter; Apr 20th, 2022 at 04:55 AM.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    VBForums' servers might be having a problem with the traffic. All of the above started while their was over 4,400 members logged in. 20 minutes later, the site is a little more stable, but slow loading, since traffic dropped to 3,080 members.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I've just finished making my morning rounds to all of the sites.... and this intermittent issue universal. I'll be running this up the flag pole.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    At 05:11 AM, 504 Gateway Time-outs were still happening, but not as frequent. I got it again at 2625 members logged in.

    Update:
    Everything was perfect at 2100 members logged in, but it's now becoming unusable as members return, starting 2300.

    It's now over 2825, and it's almost impossible to do anything here. I had to time this edit of this post with another tab, checking to see if the site was up or not.
    Last edited by Peter Porter; Apr 20th, 2022 at 05:33 AM.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    "Glad" to see someone else also having the same issue. 7:33am EDT and it's slow & timeingout...

    Couldn't tell you how many people may or may not be on the site... but one minute things don't work, the next they do ... it's like playing the slots... round and round it goes... will it work, no one knows.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    This now:

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I've got this often today: 504 Gateway Time-out

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Seems better now... Can anyone confirm?

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Seems to be fine now

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Having been having all the afore mentioned issues. This is getting annoying.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    At the moment - 15:52 EDT .. it seems fine ... how long though? Remains to be seen...

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I have noticed some forum areas work fine while others don't. Very unpredictable. Also I have been getting pms while being unable to open them. (someone else can read and reply though). Could it be the problem partially has to do with the user's region?
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Seems better now... Can anyone confirm?
    Just had severe lag again around 3:12PM Central Time.

    Edit: Timed out twice trying to post this.

    Edit2: Timed out trying to post above edit as well.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arnoutdv View Post
    I've got this often today: 504 Gateway Time-out
    And again hardly accessible

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Maybe if ad revenue dips deep enough and long enough somebody will notice and do something.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    The site still lags. Occassionally I get errors about "invalid private messages" when clearing my pms.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I have the 504 gateway page only one time a day at the first access to the site, after, I don't have it anymore but I noted that the pages take longer to load
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Well, well, I should edit my previous post to change my statement but I don't even manage to do it anymore as I get a 504 page or a 503 page as soon as I load or change a page. by the way, I got the 503 page after answering a thread but my answer was recorded and posted anyway.
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Back to the drawing board.

    I too got the 504 error.... but then was able to get in..

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I get primarily 504, as others have shown, but I occasionally get 503 Bad First Byte errors. Not on every post, but on most. The posts DO seem to be going through, though.
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    As of right now (see Timestamp of post) i get 504 and 503, but sometimes it works

    EDIT: Just saw the mention of "users"
    Those over 2K Users are primarily "Guests"
    I remember on another Forum having similar issues in 2020.
    It was assumed a DDOS
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    I get primarily 504, as others have shown, but I occasionally get 503 Bad First Byte errors. Not on every post, but on most. The posts DO seem to be going through, though.
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Every Click here and on sister sites have worked for me during my test run this afternoon.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    It looks the site is working properly again. For me at least.

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    "We believe the source issue has been identified and resolved. Please let me know if you encounter any similar issues."
    Don't be bashful... Let me know if you see anything

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Visited several threads without an error. That wasn't the case this morning. I was erroring every other thread. Therefore, while I can't prove that the problem has entirely vanished, it is demonstrably much improved.
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    No issues at all for a couple hours. Thanks Steve!

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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    Running fine currently (see timestamp)
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    Re: Site is intermittently lagging, page loads timing out, anyone else?

    I've just finished my morning rounds of visiting all sister sites.... All are running fine.

    Sure is easy to take some things for granted. AKA it's not asking too much for a page to load when you click on a link

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