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New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:40 am

I've just installed a new add-on to the web server that is supposed to increase the speed of some operations with up to 300%. It's an evaluation version and will only work for a month, after that I'll have to pay $2000 for it!

Is it worth it? Do you find the site faster to access and use, especially during peek hours (US afternoon and evening)?

Please advice.

Thanks,
Johan
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:22 am

Johan,

I've noticed speed increase while using the site. Specially when I am posting to the forums. Before it used to take for ever to post a paragraph or two. Now it seems that it is faster.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:12 am

Hello my dear Johan! How are things? How are your studies?

ANyway, no improvement noticed here in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom however between posting in forums and the confirm message page, it has actually got a bit slower.

Oh dear.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 3:17 am

Ha! Faster my foot! At 1800GMT I couldn't connect to the site for 5 minutes!

Looks like yo won't be paying $2k Johan.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:06 am

I can totally see how this site is faster. I am using IE 5.5 on Windows ME, much fatser.

Jack
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:29 am

Internet access from where I come to this site is at 500+ kbp, and even with that I can still see improvement. It's become even faster. It has to be said I'm in UK...
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:47 am


Became way faster for me.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:50 am

It seems about the same speed for me over here in North Carolina. Usually its fine on Netscape and IE, but everyonce in a while it gets hooked up while contacting the host www.linkbuddies.com. I don't know if that helps any. I was thinking the other day, I wonder if it would be any faster if instead of having the discussion pages inside airliners.net, to have the discussions set up as a different website that is linked from A. net. For example www.airliners_discussions.net. I am not sure if that would make any difference but it may.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:53 am

It doesn't work here, but I have a 56kbps modem so I think I am already at my limit of opening this site.

And by the way 2000 dollar??? That sounds like awfully lots of pop-up screens
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 6:39 am

I've noticed it is a lot faster, but I don't think it would be worth $2000. I was quite happy with the way it was.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 7:23 am

Yea...

I'm getting hung up for about 5 seconds before each page loads with something loading from linkbuddies.com. I don't see much of a difference either, so believe me Johans even if it did it's certainly not worth $2000!

Moi,
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 7:49 am

Actually, the site has been slower today. I haven't noticed much of a difference. A little extra speed isn't worth $2000.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 8:11 am

Yeh, I've been noticing some increased speed on your site, despite I'm using DSL. But the $2000 is definetely not worth it!  Sad

KLM747 Big grin
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 8:14 am

Thanks I love how it doesn't take forever to load the picture pages any more
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 9:17 am

Not certain, but loading forum pages does seem quick. I'm using a Cable modem.

Now if only Netscape wouldn't occasionally cop out on rendering a page, requiring either a reload of the page, or a quit and relaunch. And IE seems especially prone to quitting when I read the forums (I open each thread in a new window, so that threads don't move around the message list every time I go back to it).
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 9:54 am

Hi Johan,

It does seem faster, but the speed problem at my end is the University LAN which is basically in a shambles. If too many people are on it, no amount of power at the Webmaster's end seems to make much difference...

Thanks

Charles, SJ
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:11 pm

I have a 56k and I cant even load the homepage or the civil aviation forum without waiting 5 minutes today.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 12:43 pm

Johan,
This site has greatly increased the speed over the last few days! Its running very smooth!
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:02 pm

Now that you mention it it does seem a bit faster. Though I really did not notice the faster speed. Sure its worth it though. I does seem a little bit faster. Thanks For the best avation website!!
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:30 pm

This site has been extra slow for me today, each page takes at least 30 seconds to a minute to load. I have a cable connection, so I doubt it's that.

Keep up the good work, Johan.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:04 pm

So half of you think it's faster and the other half think it's slower. Great.  Big grin

I have indications on that some problems can be caused by one of the ad servers I'm using, that should have been fixed. I might also not have configured the new software optimally, I'll look into that.

Thanks for your comments,
Johan
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 4:55 pm

No improvement at all! The new photos took forever.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sat Feb 03, 2001 5:19 pm

I think it's your ad server. It always seems to hang a little bit.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 3:21 am

The site has been a LOT slower for me out here in California and Im on cable! Id say that this "thing" is hurting more than its helping.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 3:56 am

It has been alot SLOWER for me the past few days. Today has been really bad, it takes like 3 mintues to load a page, thats really bad. I thought it was great before, so I really dont think its worth the 2 grand. Hey, if its not broke, dont fix it.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 5:23 am

hey, its a lot faster, although earlier i was having trouble getting on 2 the site, it seems faster tho, and a lot better, the picture pages come up a lot quicker and the forum seems to be a lot better,
the improvement is excellent, but i do have trouble gettin on, i dunno why, but i noticed many other people did 2!
i think it is worth it, but if only a few people are benifiting i would say it would be a waste of money, but it seems to be split, half and half, so im not sure!
keep up the good work and the excellent site!!!
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 7:38 am

I also agree - airliners.net seem MUCH faster to me now. I really had big problems to view photos and read postings, but at the moment its very fast.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 7:44 am

Its a little faster, but not exactly 300% faster or worth $2,000. I use a cable modem.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 9:38 am

I don't notice much speed difference (using MSIE 5.5 on a 56K), so I don't think its worth $2000.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 10:44 am

It's much faster....even with my DSL line.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 2:19 pm

The server was really slow yesterday, and earlier today, but now it's pretty fast. I think it's a little faster now, but not worth $2000. I am on DSL.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Sun Feb 04, 2001 7:42 pm

I have found some increase in speed.
Is it worth $2000.00 only you can decide.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 1:41 am

For the last few days it was running very slow for me, but today I am seeing a little improvement over the normal speed. How would you pay the $2000? I would rather have the slower spped and not have all those pop ups to pay for it.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 2:47 am

I've noticed a huge difference!
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 4:24 am

For me its a little slower. On some occasions it hangs for a while, and other times it loads pretty quick. Its different each time for some reason.
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 5:12 am

I have the same problem as BA.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 3:33 pm

The loading from my school's 256k LAN connection has improved quite a bit. I sure hope them popups don't freeze my P133mhz PC with 28.8K modem at home!
$2000 is a lot of money.

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Mon Feb 05, 2001 9:03 pm

The site got much faster!!!!!!!!

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Tue Feb 06, 2001 1:04 am

Its definetly faster by about 35-50%.
 
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Thu Feb 08, 2001 8:59 am

Not really noticing a difference on the forum pages, however, the photos take much longer to load, and I have DSL...they used to be MUCH quicker...

Thanks for the thought of doing something like that, though!

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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Thu Feb 08, 2001 1:04 pm

I'm at school,and I use a 2000 kbp connection there.It's terribly slow!!I'll try at hole later where the conection is 512 kbps.



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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Thu Feb 08, 2001 5:43 pm

I've been using one of these hotel Internet-on-TV systems this week, where the system tells you clearly what part of the page it is loading and how much time it takes. On my tests, it looks like up to 80 or 90% of the load times are taken up by the banners.

It looks like the ad banners grind the page down significantly - the rest of the page loads very fast - I think your new software is working, but its effect is masked by the banners.

Keep up the good work,

Charles
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RE: New Speed Improving(?) Software

Thu Feb 08, 2001 6:32 pm

Oddly enough home is faster than school.School takes forever to load..........


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