Forum Performance

Forum for admin topics, member introductions and general non-hifi chitchat.
User avatar
Posts: 4992
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:14 pm
Location: Durham
Has thanked: 260 times
Been thanked: 218 times
Great Britain

Forum Performance

Unread post by savvypaul »

You may have seen an intermittent issue over the last 4 or 5 days when opening the site or clicking on links within - a download file is created rather than the page loading as normal.

Would appear to be a problem with the site accessing the database. The issue has been reported to the hosting provider and is being investigated.
These users thanked the author savvypaul for the post (total 4):
karatestu (Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:04 pm) • Rick4001 (Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:29 pm) • Fretless (Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:37 pm) • CN211276 (Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:04 pm)
Amplification - NVA P90SA / A70s & A60
Analogue - BTE Designs Lenco L59 / Garrard 401 / Ortofon TA-210 / Jelco 750L / Audio Technica ATP 12T / Ortofon SPU / Denon 103 / NVA Phono 2
Digital - Sonore MicroRendu / RME DAC-2
Speakers - NVA Cube 1 / Klipsch Heresy 3

“The one who would whistle to, Throbbing Gristle through, harsh times in Umberstone Covert”

User avatar
Posts: 145
Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:06 am
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 55 times

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by Docfoster »

Thanks for that Paul.
System 1: JRiver MC24 > Dell Latitude 7270 > Asus Xonar Essence One Muses Edition DAC & pre- > One4 Class A power amp (with Dynamic PSU boards) > DIY 3 ways (based around Goodmans 18P woofers)
LC Audio Technology mains DC filter > Sovereign MTBPS balanced power supply
TQ (Wonfor) Ultra Black cables.

System 2: Anything with a headphone socket > Inca Tech Claymore > Reworked Goodmans Magisters

User avatar
Posts: 3908
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:29 am
Location: Cardiff
Has thanked: 113 times
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by CN211276 »

Thought it might be just me. Have been having a lot of problems.
System: DC Blocker, NVA BMU, Cisco 2960G, Sonore MicroRendu/MCRU PS, AQ Jitterbug, ifi iPurifier 3, Chord Mscaler, Chord Qutest/MCRU PS, NVA P90SA Mk2, NVA A80s Mk3, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS, Blue Jeans dual BNC, AQ Carbon USB, Cat 8 ethernet.
HP:Grado SR 325e, Chord Mojo.
Analogue: Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP.
Second System:NVA P20, NVA A20, NVA Cubettes, NVA LS3, NVA SSC, Arcam Miniblink or Mojo.
Out:Oppo PM3, AQ DF Red.


Posts: 124
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:43 pm
Location: London-ish, or thereabouts
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 40 times

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by TheMarlin »

Yes, I’ve been having problems with it.
Accession from iPhone and iPad.

User avatar
Posts: 5272
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Location: The Garden of England
Has thanked: 251 times
Been thanked: 263 times
Great Britain

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by slinger »

I had it again this morning, from my Chromebook.
Amps - NVA P50, A30, A40, Stanislav Palo Tube Headphone Amp BB 85
Speakers - Monitor Audio Silver RX2
Cables - NVA LS1+LS3, SSC, Gotham S/PDIF, IBRA Optical
Analogue - Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Esprit SB, Graham Slee Gram Amp 2 Phono
Cans - Grado SR80, ATH-M50X

Posts: 790
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:46 pm
Location: Denham UK
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 24 times
Great Britain

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by Geoff.R.G »

slinger wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:06 pm
I had it again this morning, from my Chromebook.
Here too

Posts: 308
Joined: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 am
Location: Grimsby/Phnom Penh
Has thanked: 86 times
Been thanked: 32 times
Great Britain

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by antonio66 »

Haven't been able to get on until now, although I see some on here have been able to.

User avatar
Posts: 472
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:07 am
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by Firebug1 »

I have had lot of troubles today.
Rega\Teac\NVA\SA Mantra30\AQ Nightowl Carbon
...the Gods you worship are steel, at the altar of rock 'n' roll you kneel...

User avatar
Posts: 4114
Joined: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:49 pm
Location: West Yorkshire
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 27 times
Great Britain

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by terrybooth »

I saw the problem today - raised another call with the hosting provider.
These users thanked the author terrybooth for the post (total 3):
slinger (Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:20 pm) • CN211276 (Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:11 pm) • Fretless (Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:27 pm)
Pioneer PL71/DL103/ Phono2/HiFiPi/P90SA/TIS/CubixPro

User avatar
Posts: 3050
Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:06 pm
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 38 times
Vatican City

Re: Forum Performance

Unread post by Lindsayt »

I have a website for my own business that I started last year.
I also have my own email server.

In the 9 months since I've gone live I've had (AFAIK) a total of about 10 minutes downtime when the broadband router has either had to reconnect itself or I have rebooted it.

I pay £22 per month to my Internet Service Provider for a fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) fixed IP connection (plus a bit extra for the free national phone call option).
Bear in mind that previously I was paying a similar amount for a consumer grade broadband connection, the actual additional cost per month is about £0.

I paid £140 for my energy efficient main web server hardware.
Plus £0 for my disaster recovery back-up web server hardware. It's just an old PC that I had available.
The electricity cost per month of having my server on 24/7 will be about £8.

I paid £0 for the Linux server operating system and £0 for all the industrial strength software.
With this software build - no GUI - and an SSD, plus the 20 Mbps FTTC broadband upload speeds the server is lightning fast.

I pay 75 pence per month for my domain registration.

So for under £10 per month additional cost I have my own web server and email server.
At the moment I am hosting just the one website on it.
I could easily add several more websites for just the 75 pence per month domain registration fees.

I can administer and update my website from anywhere in the world (that has an internet connection).

I am glad that I went down the self hosting route.
Because of the costs and reliability equation.

Anyone can have their own webserver and email server for under £200ish upfront hardware costs and under £10 additional monthly cost. Plus the time in setting it up and administering it, which will depend on how IT confident / experienced you are.

Paying a 3rd party company to host your website doesn't make sense to me when the reliability is as poor as it has been for


It's ironic that in the time it took me to type this, the forum went from an online state to the annoying PHP issue offline state. So I'll have to paste this into a text file for now, until the forum comes up again. :violin:

Post Reply