View Full Version : [SOLVED] How slow does my site load for you?

June 8th, 2008, 03:19 PM

Recently my site has been loading very slowly. Could some of you please visit hex1a4.net (http://hex1a4.net/), browse a few pages and let me know how slow it loads for you?

I raised a support ticket with my host's tech support and would like to add a link to this thread to show them the site doesn't load slowly just for me.

Thank you.

June 8th, 2008, 03:21 PM
40 seconds to fully load on a 2 Mb line in the UK :(

June 8th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Waiting... Waiting... Waiting...
White page...
Waiting some more...
Still waiting...
This is slower than dialup.
It's up.

*clicks a link*
... wow.
... title... still loading... Still loading, main content is there...
And it's up...

(about 40 seconds to load the first page, and at least 20 to load the second one)

June 8th, 2008, 03:23 PM
It took 44 seconds to fully load the first page for me, and 20 seconds before anything actually appeared on screen. Now, considering that I have read statistics stating that the average internet user will wait 8 seconds before leaving if no content shows up that's a little slow.
Interestingly enough, the wallpapers section is loading very fast.

June 8th, 2008, 03:23 PM
It takes about 20 seconds or so here.

June 8th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Verrry slooooowww here

June 8th, 2008, 03:32 PM
First link from here took 10 secs to get past white screen, then a further 5 to load completely.

Most of the links loaded in about 8secs apart from http://hex1a4.net/pcb/ which took 25 secs.

Xubuntu however (and I thought it was supposed to be quicker :) ) took 45 secs to load completely

June 8th, 2008, 03:32 PM
22 seconds before done.


June 8th, 2008, 03:32 PM
I clicked the link, got sick of waiting, closed the new tab that it created. I'm on a 1.5 Meg connection here, waited at least a min before giving up.

June 8th, 2008, 03:35 PM
A good 30 seconds for each page.

Tracepath is good, so maybe looks like a server problem:

2: ( 10.072ms
3: gsr01-ro.blueyonder.co.uk ( 18.545ms
4: ( 14.421ms asymm 8
5: ( 18.991ms asymm 8
6: man-bb-a-ge-110-0.inet.ntl.com ( 15.187ms asymm 7
7: ( 18.729ms asymm 9
8: telc-ic-1-as0-0.inet.ntl.com ( 18.167ms asymm 10
9: te1-3.ccr01.lon04.atlas.cogentco.com ( 17.753ms asymm 10
10: te7-3.mpd01.lon01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 20.123ms asymm 11
11: ( 24.786ms
12: te2-2.ccr04.jfk02.atlas.cogentco.com ( 96.996ms
13: te1-4.mpd01.yyz02.atlas.cogentco.com ( 102.416ms
14: ( 107.194ms
15: te7-4.ccr02.bos01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 96.311ms asymm 12
16: te7-2.mpd01.yyz02.atlas.cogentco.com ( 107.439ms asymm 13
17: ( 110.330ms asymm 14
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June 8th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Loads much quicker in lynx (text based web browser). Probably some kind of image problem???

June 8th, 2008, 03:42 PM
It took a full minute for the site to come up, but navigation within the site was quick for me; no more than 5 seconds for any page.

June 8th, 2008, 03:42 PM
very slow. I got tired of waiting. About 30secs for homepage.

June 8th, 2008, 03:43 PM
PING hex1a4.net ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=44.9 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=50.5 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=44.5 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=47 time=45.3 ms

--- hex1a4.net ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 16394ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 44.504/46.350/50.552/2.445 ms

Definitely problems. 45ms pings? Horrible.

June 8th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Yep, slow loading (and I'm in S.W Ontario too)

I like the "Peel Cops are Scum" section too, as a Criminology student in my final year I can say that I've heard quite a few cases of Toronto cops breaking the law. I actually watched a show about it lastnight (W-5 on CBC)

Dr Small
June 8th, 2008, 03:46 PM
[drsmall@darkghost ~]$ wget http://hex1a4.net/
--2008-06-08 10:42:47-- http://hex1a4.net/
Resolving hex1a4.net...
Connecting to hex1a4.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2008-06-08 10:43:07 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

June 8th, 2008, 03:48 PM
SLOW, 30 seconds or slow for main page, and 40 or 50 for all internal links :sad:

June 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM
[klange 06/08 10:44] ~$ wget hex1a4.net/index.php
--10:44:41-- http://hex1a4.net/index.php
=> `index.php'
Resolving hex1a4.net...
Connecting to hex1a4.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
10:44:57 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

June 8th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Painfully slow. :(

June 8th, 2008, 04:38 PM
nick@family-desktop:~$ wget http://hex1a4.net/
--11:35:57-- http://hex1a4.net/
=> `index.html'
Resolving hex1a4.net...
Connecting to hex1a4.net||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
11:36:14 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

June 8th, 2008, 04:46 PM
If a site doesn't load, or starts displaying content after 10 seconds, I navigate away.

That's what I did with yours too.

June 8th, 2008, 04:55 PM
takes about 2 munits to load.

June 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
gave up after 30 seconds

June 8th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Thank you all for taking the time to check the site. The tech support already replied telling me it's an issue on my computer or with my ISP. Using this thread I can show it's definately their problem and they better fix it fast. I need the site to be lightning fast, especially since I'm hosting a Xubuntu and OpenOffice mirror.

For those of you who used Wget, you got a 403 error because I don't allow Wget or other downloaders, except for the mirrors.