Skip to comments.Slow Response on FreeRepublic?
Posted on 06/21/2010 4:19:22 PM PDT by Laserman
FR was out for me on Sunday and now it is responding very slowly except when I select a topic. The main page loads VERY SLOWLY.
Is anyone else experiencing problems with FR? All other internet sites are normal.
Really slow. I just got this 3 hours from now.
Yes, out all yesterday, and today up until about noon ... then VERY slow loading after that ...
The entire internet is slow for me today. What a drag.
Yeah...FR was down most of the morning to mid afternoon..PST on Sunday.. I presumed they were doing site maintenance.
It so slow I’ve cut my finger nails two times already
From JimRob, via the alternate YahooGroup site:
“We usually have two primary web servers running, each having its own IP address. One of them fried and will be down until John repairs or replaces it. We are currently limping along on the single web server.
Someone posted that over time some people have edited their “hosts” file with our IP address. That could be a problem for those who can’t get back in and should be removed.”
Thanks. Good to know I am not alone.
Anyone know how to report things like this to the FR staff?
I cleaned my bathroom and vacuumed my living room waiting for this message to download!!
Hey, maybe its a good thing
(Not really, FR is frustrating slow - no other sites giving me any problems!)
I assure you they are completely aware of the problem.
The main page loads VERY SLOWLY.
Curious........... What do you consider the main page?
Maybe switching to a lesser page will increase the speed....
Site was down on Sunday due to server problems requiring John to construct a box. The first one didn’t work but apparently the 2nd attempt did. Probably not at optimum preformance with this arrangement. Just my guess.
I can’t remember if it was Saturday or Sunday but I couldn’t get on at all.
Everything is back to normal as of now.
Its been down more than a few times for the last few days.
Or so I have been told...
I cleared cache this morning and it’s lickety split again.
I have two PC’s on the internet, logged in to FR.
The old, slow computer is accessing FR quickly, with no delays.
The faster, more powerful computer is logged in to FR, and everything is going reaaaaaaalllllll Sllllooooooowwwwwwww.
I have a feeling that the loss of one of FR’s main servers is causing a congestion via certain trunk lines.
Hit abuse on this thread and they’ll read whatever you put in the abuse report.
Or maybe try:
Contact us: email@example.com
FR is so slow....
Someone actually scored a goal in a World Cup game during a refresh. ;)
Very slow here as well. I cleaned my computer twice thinking maybe a virus was trying to attach, but FR has been the only site to load slowly.
Don’t care. It’s back, that’s all that matters. Thank you JimRob and JohnRob.
yes, Its been very slow
Yes, it’s slow. I couldn’t open a couple of sites I wanted to read. There were several times last weekend that FR wouldn’t even open up!
Oh heck, these outages always happen right before a Freepathon, you know, to make you understand just how much you’ll miss it if it goes dark, and thereby hopefully making you more inclined to donate to keep the site up and happily running :):):)
In spite of having a very powerful computer and excellent high-speed Internet access, we have also been having ongoing “issues” with trying to log on to FR since Saturday evening. It has been impossible to go to FR’s home page until this evening (Monday night)... So S L O W the web page timed out continually thus keeping us from even accessing FR or any of it’s pages at all. I do not know what has been going on but we are grateful that FR is back online.
I couldn’t get it at all, all day yesterday and today until this evening.
It was worse in some regions, like mine, than others.
Glacially slow - pages will load (unlike the last two days), but it takes about a minute or so for each page to load.
2 minutes plus for each page to load.
Sorry, but I’m glad it isn’t just me and my Comcast internet provider...
It’s either a slow load or down for me on both my servers in the last several days.
My husband, who has his own server is experiencing the same thing.
Unfortunately, it’s still slow; however, it’s also still available, and so far, we don’t have Skinner-style rules to stifle all dissent, so I’m still grateful as all get-out to the folks who run this place!
See post 6 on this thread:
I have been making do with Lucianne.com while this slow down is ongoing.
Thanks. That helped quite a bit.
Very much agree.
For me the loading is still a minute or more for each FR page, and hope it is repaired soon. Worse than Facebook on dial-up!
It’s taking 2 to 3 minutes to load a page. I’ve emptied my cache and tried to delete any cookies with free, republic or free republic in them.
I have a MAC. Any suggestions? Help.
Again, not sure it "didn't just happen," but the FR connection has now apparently been repaired and if you're still having problems, it might be worth the try.
Yay! I’m getting good load times now! Thank you to everyone who helps to keep this place in good working order!
me too, after unplugging and resetting my modem and router. Don’t know if that was coincidental to what FR was doing with their servers, but it is now faster. Cheers!
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