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Old 07-26-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Site is Slow

Interference has been slow for me lately. I ran a traceroute and this is what I get...

Enterprise matthew # traceroute -I
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 ( 0.224 ms 0.300 ms 0.214 ms
2 ( 14.982 ms 11.882 ms 8.539 ms
3 ( 8.369 ms 9.681 ms 9.578 ms
4 ( 12.056 ms 9.699 ms 9.294 ms
5 ( 12.067 ms 11.903 ms 11.791 ms
6 ( 11.293 ms 12.135 ms 12.024 ms
7 ( 11.291 ms 17.882 ms 12.487 ms
8 ( 17.239 ms 17.599 ms 17.719 ms
9 ( 17.958 ms 19.064 ms 17.485 ms
10 ( 17.203 ms 31.152 ms 18.529 ms
11 ( 18.207 ms 17.268 ms 44.824 ms
12 ( 22.210 ms 17.859 ms 18.450 ms
13 ( 86.282 ms 85.540 ms 97.514 ms
14 ( 86.551 ms 92.907 ms 93.889 ms
15 ( 94.280 ms 86.833 ms 90.895 ms
16 ( 88.660 ms 90.887 ms 86.578 ms
17 ( 87.191 ms 87.096 ms 86.309 ms
18 ( 120.648 ms 86.873 ms 85.932 ms
19 ( 86.196 ms 92.041 ms 95.312 ms
Any idea if/when this will be resolved?

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Old 07-26-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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Yes it is slow.. its driving me crazy.

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:04 PM   #3
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90 milliseconds in a tracert isnt slow.

What has been causing slowness however is that the site has been VERY busy, with as many as 500 people reading the site at once (not just on the forum). We have also been getting hit VERY hard by search engines lately...

Now, under most circumstances... its GOOD for a website to be busy ... however... in our case it means that most likely we'll be getting another/additional new server in the near future most likely in order to deal with the increase in traffic/usage that we are experiencing... and that I'm expecting with the new album and tour. If you're curious... I'm expecting a 33-50% increase in traffic in the next 2-4 months, and possibly an increase in new members of 25-40% within the next 2-6 months.

Since the site is entirely financially supported by Premium Memberships, and a little bit of advertising, I'm HOPING that the increase in traffic will reflect in a proportional increase in Prem Memberships... otherwise we're going to need to have a lil fundraiser (although I'm not aiming for that).

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Old 07-26-2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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Yep. I just thought the one large hop there looked odd and was thinking it might have been a network/routing issue. Thanks for the information. Hopefully you'll get lots of premium memberships so you can get a nice shiny new server.
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It's been slow for me as well, but I wasn't sure if it was due to my DSL connection dropping frequently these days. Yesterday, I got server timeouts and "no data" messages every time I tried to get on Interference. I thought, "oh, boy, I hope this is cleared up before the new album or coming here'll be a waste of time".

A "fund raiser" could be fun.......
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