I'm not sure whether this has to do with my Internet Service or the search engine I'm using but when I'm posting at Frihost, every now and then I go through time-outs. It has only started to happen in the last week or so. Posting would be fast and OK, and then out of the blue the thread I click on will hang and doesn't want to open up, or times out completely.
This has only happened to me at Frihost though. Anyone else experiencing the same? I'm using Firefox 8 without any bells and whistles attached to it.
Likely has something to do with server load or something. The past week, Frih's been pretty laggy for me too.
Just thought I should mention that I experienced two time-outs this morning. Performance in overall is excellent but intermittent dragging (as though something is holding it back when submitting posts). These had been the symptoms before the Database error incidence of two days ago. Could be unrelated of course as well.
I've seen the server load get pretty high for a short time and then get back to normal a few times already today. I suppose that's related to your problem. Of course what exactly is causing the high server load spike in the first place is the hardest part to find - I'm still looking for it.
the same thing has been happening to me, but that could be because I am on a host set up (1 tower with 5 monitors all doing something else) and we all have adobe in design which is severely effecting the computer speed.
Been experiencing time-outs lately as well. Not only on the forums, but the hosting as well.
Experienced it as well minutes ago.
@deanhills, that seems like a typical problem due to high server load and mysql having problems with it.
Looks as though we have been down (could not log in) at a totally different time of the night. Around 10:30 p.m. Abu Dhabi time (7:30 p.m. in Belgium).