Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: How is the bandwidth/performance?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    3,351

    How is the bandwidth/performance?

    So Admins... This past week we've seen a real spike in membership, after Steve Clardy's shop disaster had the side affect of giving us a blitz of advertising.

    This morning, just now in fact, I found the FW response time to be pretty poor. There seemed to be a lot of lag time with downloads. It seems to have cleared up, but it made me wonder how FW is doing with the large leap in membership.

    Has our bandwidth traffic spiked? Any spike in our server performance numbers?

    Just curious how we're doing.

    ...art

    ps: I take it back. It isn't better. Slow slow slow right now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    site`s poppin` right along here?
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,265
    Art, I have problems with slow speeds since they created this site on the new host. It is an intermittent problem (for me) but when it's slow it can take minutes to down load anything and often times out. Then just as suddenly it starts to work fine. I am convinced the web host has a problem.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    3,351
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Art, I have problems with slow speeds since they created this site on the new host. It is an intermittent problem (for me) but when it's slow it can take minutes to down load anything and often times out. Then just as suddenly it starts to work fine. I am convinced the web host has a problem.
    Well I'm good now, but I'll try to grab some ping times and a traceroute the next time it acts up. Might be something between here and there.

    Code:
    PING www.familywoodworking.org (82.165.135.122): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 82.165.135.122: icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=45.959 ms
    64 bytes from 82.165.135.122: icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=45.532 ms
    64 bytes from 82.165.135.122: icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=45.739 ms
    64 bytes from 82.165.135.122: icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=45.811 ms

    Ack, the traceroute isn't telling me anything. Most of the hops are masked, so I can't tell where the packets are going.

    ...art

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    what in the world are you talkin` bout?..........give me boards-n-measurements! maybe vaughn or marty will understand
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Southern Georgia
    Posts
    1,396
    Art,

    We're still doing fine as far as quota goes with 1&1, but I'll admit there have been a few times where response time has been a little less than ideal for me. I've been on the phone with 1&1 a few times, they denied any problems, but right after the calls response time mysteriously improved. I plan to stay on top of this.

    BTW, A straight ping and traceroute doesn't usually tell the whole story. You may want to try Ping Plotter that Ken recommended in this thread. It's been pretty relvealing to me, and shows me that the problem I'm personally seeing lies in a few of the hops I take to get to 1&1. May be wirth the free download....

    - Marty -
    Fivebraids, Inc.
    When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there’s no end to what you can’t do…

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    3,351
    I'm strictly mac + linux at home, mac + other unix at work.
    I don't have a windows box. So I'll have to let the others use ping plotter.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ABQ NM
    Posts
    29,085
    Art, I'm pretty Mac/Linux challenged, but it would really surprise me if there's not something free available for those platforms (especially Linux) that would do the same type of thing.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Tokiwadai, Japan
    Posts
    2,882
    I have a new 17" Intel core2 duo iMac and run Windows XP on it via a program (VM) called Parallels. I downloaded Ping Plotter and am using the results it gave, right now, to sort out some connection problems with my site.

    It's a pretty cool program, and if it helps to sort out my problems...I plan on buying it for future use.

    The Mac has a built-in "Trace Route" program...In the network utility. It's more basic than Ping Plotter.

    Greg

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    I have a new 17" Intel core2 duo iMac and run Windows XP on it via a program (VM) called Parallels. I downloaded Ping Plotter and am using the results it gave, right now, to sort out some connection problems with my site.

    It's a pretty cool program, and if it helps to sort out my problems...I plan on buying it for future use.

    The Mac has a built-in "Trace Route" program...In the network utility. It's more basic than Ping Plotter.

    Greg
    Hi Greg, I have been using Ping Plotter for several years. It is interesting to see how some of the Internet routes can gum things up response time wise.

    I also like the ability to skip the first link which is handy if your machine is attached to a stand-alone firewall.

    Neat tool

Similar Threads

  1. New Truck Performance
    By Rob Keeble in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-24-2015, 03:59 AM
  2. Site performance?
    By Darren Wright in forum Site Questions and Test Posts
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 02-11-2015, 03:20 PM
  3. Dust Deputy Performance
    By Brent Dowell in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-31-2009, 06:34 PM
  4. Vendor performance
    By Clark O'Neill in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-09-2007, 11:13 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •