Is your Server getting overloaded with demand?
I have noticed recently that pages takes ages to access or refresh. Doesn't seem to happen on other sites so I don't think it's my 'puter.
Any plans for an upgrade?
I do host other sites on the server so there may be occasions where there is a short peak in overall demand as Apache tries to dish out the requests, but there's plenty of bandwidth and the machine itself is no slouch!
No plans to upgrade though. If the forums are slow on occasion, well, I'm afraid you'll just have to grin and bear it
It's not that I'm poor or anything, but I'm not so well-healed that I can afford a completely separate dedicated server for CycleChat. (Maybe if everyone sent me a lottery ticket in the post ... ? - winning ones only please!)
Your's is the first post that has mentioned any performace issue with the forums - does anyone else have similar experiences on a regular basis?
If so, I'll hunt around the VB community forums and see if there's anything I can tweak to make it go faster.
I've had similair problems Shaun, but I can live with it as I don't get 2 columns of flashing ads on the page, I tend to just shut IE and re-open and start again.
The only time it does bug me is when I've written a long reply and my computer says "cannot display web page". GRRRR !!!
It's quite slow on the Nokia browser for some reason, as is bikeradar. Suspect there's something unusual about the pages to cause that particular problem, since it doesn't happen on other VB and phpBB forums. Otherwise performance on more normal windows computers has been fine for me.