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Robin Kearney06/07/2012 22:03:47
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Are they down for anybody else?

I find the classifieds has been down multiple times recently and painfully slow when it is up and now the main site is down too.

I hope they arn't paying anybody any money for that level of service!

NigelH06/07/2012 22:09:13
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Same here. Probably the worst site that I visit. from a performance perspective.

Robin Kearney06/07/2012 22:10:26
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It annoys me so much, I'm on the verge of offering to host it for them!


NigelH07/07/2012 09:42:17
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Indeed. On several occasions, I've mentioned my IT skills on the subs form and suggested that I could help with the web site.

Have you noticed that at busy times, you tend to see the classifieds 'header' text appear long before the adverts themselves ? It looks like the system struggles to pull the advert data from storage (probably cassette tape by the look of things).

Alan Cantwell07/07/2012 09:56:15
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i mentioned this in a similar thread, the site boss, Andy Symons, is on here as a member, i am sure he will see these comments,

Robin Kearney07/07/2012 22:08:39
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Lol, it does feel rather like bits of it are being retrieved from tape sometimes.

From the way I see the classified pages load it looks as though the standard bits on every page at the top load fine and things get bogged down when the actual adverts listing itself is being assembled. My guess is either a slow SQL query, missing index or not enough query read cache on the underlying DB


flyeruk07/07/2012 23:27:11
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Its working again.

NigelH08/07/2012 08:51:36
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Posted by Robin Kearney on 07/07/2012 22:08:39:

. My guess is either a slow SQL query, missing index or not enough query read cache on the underlying DB r.

Quite. Now that we're getting into the detailed stuff, that's what I was saying with a colleague who also frequents the site and knows about SQL servers, etc.

harris09/07/2012 16:52:27
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Maybe they should stop sending the magazine and invest in their classifieds.

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 09/07/2012 19:27:13

NigelH09/07/2012 17:54:57
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I wouldn't call it that but I don't spend more than ten minutes reading it.

The site has been poor for a long time now and they really did ought to have a look at it. As mentioned above, it could be something that's not difficult to fix.

WolstonFlyer09/07/2012 18:40:24
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Doing a quick Whois lookup at it seems that the BMFA site is hosted by perhaps on a very budget shared hosting account.

I am not suprised that the site is quite slow, the budget type of hosting tend to throttle their databases quite a bit, unless you start paying quite a bit more.

Interesting that is registered to an address on the Isle of Man.
NigelH09/07/2012 19:18:58
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Seriously, about half an hour ago, it was blisteringly fast for a couple of minutes. And then it wasn't.

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