Skip to comments.Is Free Republic running faster?
Posted on 03/08/2013 6:28:46 AM PST by PROCON
I'm on an old work computer that I've used for years so I know it's not on my end, but FR seems to be running faster/smoother....Sweet!
I noticed that this morning as well.
What am I going to do with the extra 4 hours a day I used to spend waiting for the data to come up?
Say- - -
“Thank you, John.”
He whipped it good.
I believe it is! Thank you, John!!!
Server crashed a few weeks ago. This is a brand new server so it runs faster. FR was down for three days while it was being diagnosed, and the new server was being purchased, installed, and brought up to speed.
Thank you, John.
Exactly, Woo-Hoo, FReepathons DO Work!
Now that you mention it - yes? Wonder if they upgraded the servers?
Loading faster for me
I just had to see if it posts faster.
Using HTC One-X+
Y s, it is swe
Except there has been a time period between then and now when it still slogged around as always.
It appears that FR would be a great candidate for something like vmware which would make things as close to indestructible as possible. I figure the tab on that would be about $50K-$60K for everything. Software, servers, storage, switches...
I find my time to do anything varies thruout the day.
I blame it on the volume of what is going on. Not sure what part of it gets bogged down - maybe my IT provider - they do have problems BAD.
But like early in AM and all thru the NIGHT is pretty good.
But during the day it DRAGS TERRIBLY.
OH WOW ! I just did PREVIEW of this - response time was like RIGHT NOW INSTANTANEOUS ?!!!
well - - did that again and was not quite as instantaneous.
so i did it again : YES IT IS REAL PERKY FAST NOW !
I’m posting to see if it’s faster for me. This comment window opened faster than usual.
FReerepublic is running!
I mean, as a relatively seasoned FReeper, I’ve never seen an outage like we recently had. So count your blessings.
Who am I kidding... I’m so seasoned, I’m almost embalmed!
Wow, couldn’t believe it. Wrote the post, hit the button and it posted immediately. Fantastic.
Jim, thanks so much for you and John making this happen.
Posting always drags for me, so here goes....
I posted a moment ago, and it went through before I could blink.
Wow! Wicked fast!
Are you sure you're logged in?
Wait a sec, now I'm logged in...yup slow as usual :-)
“On the Twelfth day of Blackout, the Freepers gave to me:
Twelve Freepers freeping,
Eleven trolls a-weeping,
Ten admins banning,
Nine Freepettes swooning,
Eight pimps a-spamming,
Seven posts a-locking,
Six mods a-blocking...
FIIIIVE GOLD-EN THREADS...
Four classic posts,
Three stuned beebers,
Two nuked accounts...
and a hamster runs the server faaaaarm!”
Thank You John. Yeah she is ripping this morning. Hope it keeps up.
Posted very quickly. Cool!
The Hamster is on Meth
Yowza! Whiplash! Awesome!
gonna miss the double post.
gonna miss the double post.
This is going to help solve my Facebook addiction and I pray it lasts. I’ll be 80 soon and I don’t have 30 or 40 seconds to spare waiting for a upload or download...
Its still fairly slow to respond from my phone, but all else is faster. :)
They had to replace a database server during the last outage, so I’d imagine it’s a lot faster.
Embalmed? Is that the funny smell I can not identify? LOL
Now that is funny!
I fit in that category too.
Yup, new hardware, installed during the great Free Republic blackout of 2013. Took awhile to get it configured just right for service, besides, hardware needs a good smoke test. Nothing worse than hooking in a new box only to lose data. I’m anxious to see this thing handle peak load. So far since coming into service it hasn’t come near breaking a sweat. The hamsters def on ‘roids with this one. 8 cores of ‘em with brains 68,719,476,736 times the size of a typical Dem. And wheels... 500MB/s sustained read and write! Yowsah!
Unfortunately, it’s a completely foreign Linux distro I’m experimenting with (Ubuntu Server... shame on me.) Seems the version of MySQL that ships is slightly barfing on some of the perfectly fine queries I had crafted, so we’ll have to do some tweakin’ before we’re peakin’.
I noticed it also, but, I swear, if your thread jinxes it....
Congrats, and many thanks ! !
(crossing fingers just in case . .)
(had to post again just cuz it's flyin' so good .. lol !)
This thread seems to be by way of being a thank you thread!
THANK YOU to John and Jim Rob .... and all the FReepers who support the efforts here!
Less traffic. All the Catholic posters are in conclave.
Yes, indeed it is. Didn’t really notice it until you said something. The hanging up between clicks is gone. Bravo to someone!
Nice and thanks for the technical details - I agree that things are smoking (in a good way!).
I've noticed that once you let the smoke out of the magic gray boxes they don't work as well.
One question I’ve always wondered about. I see the local chit chat on my feed (i.e. my state) and aside from the fact that it’s not something I necessarily want or need it always seems to be 2 months behind - I see conversations in March from back in January. Can this be turned off or o/w configured?
The difference is like night and day here in the Southeast US. If the JRs are just giving a trial run to the new server(s), please buy it/them...with a good service warranty, of course.
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