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Re: Internal Server Error
« Reply #45 on: December 17, 2009, 07:08:13 AM »
Server load is back to normal and the site should work just as quickly as before.
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Re: Internal Server Error
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2009, 08:45:48 PM »
i got the message again when I tried to update the scoreboard in the movie thread.

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Re: Internal Server Error
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2009, 10:46:09 AM »
i got the message again when I tried to update the scoreboard in the movie thread.

Basically what happens is that the server that this site is hosted on, has something that taxes its processors to a point where it hasn't enough resource left to handle the requests from our forum. The forum software then spits out the error you have seen or that old chestnut "connection problems" that has plagued the 'noid as well, and until the server load is reset to something viable we will get slow page loading and the occasional error like that.  It may be us that is the problem as things like the chatroom can sometimes cause this, but to date I can not find anything our end that is the culprit even though I do run other things in other domains on the same server.  Our host is keeping an eye on things and the server so these problems shouldn't persist, but I really appreciate you mentioning them and anyone else that notices something off.
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Re: Internal Server Error
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2009, 10:54:48 AM »
Okay, thanks  :)

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2009, 07:31:12 AM »
The server load was off the scale this morning when I checked and I managed to get tech support to resolve the problem before I had to go about my business - so sorry for those who may have been inconvenienced.

The only thing that may have caused this ongoing problem from our end is the installation of the old "countdown" tag, as it seems buggy and the problem first surfaced shortly after its installation.  For that reason I am going to get rid as it is only the stumper game that needs it, and that isn't really played. You could just manually state the end time for that game if it were to gain interest.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2009, 08:25:03 AM »
Yeah i couldn't get in for a while.
  The Demons Den's down at the mo,as there's a host change.
Don't know how long it'll be down.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2009, 08:28:18 AM »
I was on before bed, and it was fine. It must have been after that.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2009, 08:56:35 AM »
Yeah, me too. I think about 2:30-3:00AMish

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2009, 09:38:41 AM »
Yeah i couldn't get in for a while.
  The Demons Den's down at the mo,as there's a host change.
Don't know how long it'll be down.

Buster is now with the same host but he is on a much bigger package (there is nothing rude in that comment, right!) and his server has been fine everyday I have checked it.

I haven't checked his site but it is probably a propagation issue if it's down.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2009, 09:43:49 AM »
There's a page there,it's in maintenance mode.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2009, 09:50:55 AM »
There's a page there,it's in maintenance mode.

I checked and the domain is on the new nameservers, so it probably needs a day more to fully propagate.
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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #56 on: December 21, 2009, 09:52:16 AM »
I checked and the domain is on the new nameservers, so it probably needs a day more to fully propagate.

OK!  Thanks Smokes :)

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2009, 09:26:05 AM »
Ok, I'm officially sick of this shitty server and its nonsense and I am about to tell the host as much.  This morning when it was "wicked slow" again this is what its load and was for people who are interested:



to be healthy the "load" should be under 10 so it is plain to see why we have experienced these issues.  I have now uninstalled anything that might be causing it our end (from all my sites) so this is basically now unequivocally a shoddy service,

As I write the load is still around the 7 or 8 mark which means we should be able to operate, but may run into an error or to on occasion.

Very sorry all.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2009, 10:19:33 AM »
In the past.. on the internet in general.. some sites take big traffic becuase so many people are trying to access the internet for various holiday reasons. Either more people are checking on more things like flights etc. Or, more people are on line because they have off school and work. It's most likely their (the host) issue..and unrelated to the holiday.. But.. I suppose it could be extra traffic pulling everyting down. I'm not a server expert, so I don't know if that's viable. That's more just an assumption of common sense.

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Re: Server Error Caused Fora to Be Down
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2009, 10:35:12 AM »
In the past.. on the internet in general.. some sites take big traffic becuase so many people are trying to access the internet for various holiday reasons. Either more people are checking on more things like flights etc. Or, more people are on line because they have off school and work. It's most likely their (the host) issue..and unrelated to the holiday.. But.. I suppose it could be extra traffic pulling everyting down. I'm not a server expert, so I don't know if that's viable. That's more just an assumption of common sense.

A 4cpu server like ours shouldn't struggle with the sort of traffic seen by us or even demonoid for that matter.  If Facebook was on there I would understand it (perhaps) but this looks to me as if either another site is pushing it or it may have a virus?  Either way it is not normal and ours is the only server out of a hundred or so that they have that seems to be affected?

Funny thing is - half an hour ago I sent them the first "this is taking the Michael" kind of ticket and all of a sudden the load has dropped dramatically..
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