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#1 echeng

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:28 AM

Hello members!

Hang in there re: recent Wetpixel slowness. We had a few weeks of smoother operation but the server is being hit hard as more and more people come check us out. This coming January, we're upgrading both the server hardware and software the board runs on, which should help out a lot.

Personally, I use the site mostly from California and load times are almost always just fine.

If you are experiencing Wetpixel slowness, please go to this URL:
http://wetpixel.com/trace.php

The page runs a trace from wetpixel to the browser, which is more meaningful than from the reader to wetpixel. This is because there is much more traffic going from wetpixel to the reader than the other way around, and internet is often routed asymmetrically.

When the script finishes, copy all the text below the line and send it to us:
http://wetpixel.com/contact/

Thank you!
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:50 PM

Hello, readers. I just made some changes that I believe have made the site much faster. Please let me know!
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:58 PM

Note that many images are now hosted on a second machine. It will take time to load them the first time, but because there are a limited number of images, once your browser caches them all the site should be very fast.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:15 PM

much better from france, much much better!

Edited by Alexis, 30 November 2006 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:30 PM

definitely better from the south of france as well, though my work connection is still weird. it's fine for the first 2 threads and then slows down again, not as bad as before though... (i tried iexplore 6.x and firefox (1.x and 2.0)
thanks for all the efforts eric :(
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:44 PM

Hey guys. I guess silence is a good thing, right?

The formus are still very fast for me. 1.5-2.2 second load times.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:48 PM

Zooming this end now Eric

Good work.. ;)
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 02:16 AM

I just updated the first post in this thread with a new script that Cor wrote. It will help us better figure out why Wetpixel is slow for some folks and not others.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:46 AM

Hey guys. Cor has made a couple more changes to Wetpixel that should result in faster page loads. Have you folks way out there felt any improvements lately?
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:57 PM

No noticable change but it was not slow for me in first place.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:06 PM

Not changes lately. Did get faster last month, although still a little slower than other sites from here.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:59 PM

The changes I made are pretty minor. For me a page loads in about 5-6 seconds now. That used to be 7-8 seconds before my changes. Barely noticeable unless you're looking for it like i am. Most sites I use daily are comparable in speed to wetpixel for me.

People that consistently get pageloads longer than about 15 seconds could help by installing the firefox plugin 'Firebug' and use the 'Net' tab to see where the majority of the time is spent.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:37 PM

For me WetPixel loads almost 2X as fast as it used to. (Used to take 9 or more seconds in Safari a couple of months ago and now it takes about 5 seconds to load consistently).

Very manageable!

Well done all!

Thanks, Carol

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