Thread: Crystal Tech killed the IowaHawkeyes.net Blog
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12/08/08 12:43 PM
here is an email i just got from crystal tech about the blog. it was starting to get a lot of traffic today:
The server that your site is on has been getting complaints of slow CF performance. In checking the ODBC queue, we find that the blog for iowahawkeyes.net is taking 1 million millseconds to fulfill page requests. We have disabled the blog folder (there are mult pages executing slowly) until they can get their developers to look at it by renaming the blog folder blog_disabled_by_crystaltech.
Conditions for Turn On: get all pages to either fulfill or terminate their queries in 5sec or less.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Technical Support Technician - TST
If anyone could provide help, or point me in a direction of a hosting company that can fully support this blog without that will get a lot of traffic, let me know ASAP. I am going to have to make a decision on this tonight, and try to get this resolved.
As it stands now, I am going to have to stop using Mango in hosting environments. It isn't stable or fast enough. I am a HUGE coldfusion advocate, and love Mango to date. but I can't run this risk on high profile sites.
*hating crystal tech*
12/08/08 9:30 PM
In my experience, Crystal tech's server are slow. They must be running servers with little cpu or memory or too many sites. A client of mine had a site there and any app that would create a handful of objects would crawl. The same app in my server had instant response. (a different app, not Mango).
Host My site seems to be better, but not lighting fast.
For sites with a lot of traffic, I have a plugin that does extreme caching, if you want to give it a try. You won't be able to use some plugins that need to show dynamic data (ie: Captcha, remember me, etc) though. It requires CF 8.
12/09/08 6:47 AM
Laura, you rock. I am definitely up for trying that plugin. I can live without the Captcha. I have run Mango in different environments without problems, so it does seem like crystal tech. I think they are just trying to cram too many people onto a server. What annoys me is that I knew this, so before I launched, I upgraded to a semi-dedicated server. Apparently they aren't so semi-dedicated.
What I am in the process of doing now is just stripping down some of the components on the index/post pages. But I am willing to experiment.
Here is more info they provided:
"The blog exhibits behavior similar to sites that run the Fusebox or Coldbox frameworks, in that queries are passed to index.cfm or another file like post.cfm. We're seeing queries similar to the following that never seem to complete or they have excessive execution times.
jrpp-31 http://www.iowahawkeyes.net/hawks/blog/feeds/rss.cfm 1,261,268
1,261,268 milliseconds = 1,261 Seconds = 21 Minutes
Maybe the problem was with the RSS feed. Not sure. I can figure it out.
I don't want to abandon Mango, because I love it (trust me, I'll contribute someday). I would love to see this turn into CF's WP. We almost need to create a more CF friendly hosting environment for Mango users.
I will keep you posted. I really appreciate you responding and look forward to more info on the plugin.
06/03/09 1:29 PM
hey laura, how can i get that extreme caching plugin?
i'm running mango on crystal tech and it's really slow. i even added a scheduled task from another server to hit the page every 5 minutes, but i'm still getting the slow load once in awhile.
06/03/09 6:26 PM
I don't know if this information helps you but I currently have my blog moonlitscript.com (its Mango) hosted through alurium.com, running on Railo. It being brand new I'm sure doesn't get as much traffic as you indicate yours does, but by all reports, Railo benchmarks pretty fast, and typically not much conversion is required from Adobe CF. I haven't been with alurium for more than a couple weeks but support has been pretty fast (within a day on memorial day weekend), and I believe they're even offering free Railo hosting for 60 days just to get people started.
06/06/09 1:19 AM
I've posted the extreme caching plugin. It can be downloaded from: http://www.mangoblog.org/downloads/extremecache.zip (to be installed from the admin directly)
Just so you are aware of the limitations of this, you cannot use captcha or the form rememberer plugins as they show different output per user. I'd recommend using the cfformprotect plugin to prevent spam, but probably disable the timed form submission section of cfformprotect.
06/23/09 1:14 PM
07/16/09 12:51 AM
thx for the suggestions, i may give that a shot.