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    Searching Forums SLOOOOOW

    What is up with the forum search? Since the beginning of the year the forum search has been getting slower and slower until now it seems to timeout 7 out of 10 search attempts. Sometimes I'll get a blank white screen while othertimes the current page I was viewing simply just reloads as if the search was never clicked. It's getting harder and harder to navigate these forums to try to find useful information....
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    I have the same trouble.

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    yes, I do as well
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    I guess everybody do. Does anyone know, which technology is being used for searching the forums? I would guess that something this size, needs a separate indexing engine, such as Lucene or similar.

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    For the last 2 days, I haven't even been able to execute a search. Is this being looked into at all?
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    It is slow in fact but you can always use google :
    site:sitepoint.com/forums Keywords


    Quote Originally Posted by kyberfabrikken View Post
    I guess everybody do. Does anyone know, which technology is being used for searching the forums? I would guess that something this size, needs a separate indexing engine, such as Lucene or similar.
    Take a look here:
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482845

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    It is not just search that is slow, going from one topic to the next or posting as well We just had this recently, it was fixed and now it started again. Hope the work on this will be finished soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Datura View Post
    It is not just search that is slow, going from one topic to the next or posting as well We just had this recently, it was fixed and now it started again. Hope the work on this will be finished soon
    Yeah I've noticed that everything is slow but that is more related to the traffic plus the hosting network status! this happens from time to time

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    Once we split off MP/Contests onto their own server clusters, the load on the servers that host this forum and sitepoint.com will be drastically reduced. We should see a huge jump in performance.
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    Thank you Matt, it is good when you come in and give us some reassurances. Much appreciated
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    you also might want to look at your google analytics.. i keep having several areas hung for 30-45seconds while google analytics is doing it's thing then the page will load.. It took almost one minute just to get in this thread. Good luck with the migration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Mickiewicz View Post
    Once we split off MP/Contests onto their own server clusters, the load on the servers that host this forum and sitepoint.com will be drastically reduced. We should see a huge jump in performance.
    longing for that to happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Tranquility View Post
    It is slow in fact but you can always use google :



    Take a look here:
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482845

    Unfrotunately when you use google to search, instead of seeing forum topic names as the link names all you get is "SitePoint.com" so it's still not easy to find what you're looking for
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    Reporting Posts is pretty slow too, will that improve also?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ View Post
    Reporting Posts is pretty slow too, will that improve also?
    I believe it will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Tranquility View Post
    I believe it will!
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    Yo Dark! LOVE the new av!



    Replying to posts is rough right now too (esp today) but if they get that other section split off I think things will get MUCH better!

    BTW, does this puppy still run over top of MySQL? (god I hope not) ... this site would be absolutely PERFECT for Postgresql, esp with it's full text search capabilities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post
    Off Topic:

    Yo Dark! LOVE the new av!
    Off Topic:

    Thanks Dave!

    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post

    BTW, does this puppy still run over top of MySQL? (god I hope not) ... this site would be absolutely PERFECT for Postgresql, esp with it's full text search capabilities!
    If I am not wrong I believe it is still using MySQL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Tranquility View Post
    Off Topic:

    Thanks Dave!


    If I am not wrong I believe it is still using MySQL!
    OY! Well that explains a LOT... I'm sorry but MySQL is just not made for an enterprise level application like this (and it really is with the load it bears)

    This puppy would SCREAM over top of a Postgresql server! The full text searching alone is worth it.

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    Well yeah I agree Dave! An elephant is obviously stronger than a dolphin

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    Quote Originally Posted by spikeZ View Post
    Reporting Posts is pretty slow too, will that improve also?
    I sure hope so! Can't wait to get this done...

    Quote Originally Posted by dc dalton View Post

    BTW, does this puppy still run over top of MySQL? (god I hope not) ... this site would be absolutely PERFECT for Postgresql, esp with it's full text search capabilities!
    More details about this project at:

    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...2&postcount=12
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...9&postcount=12
    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/show...=482794&page=2
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