I've made some recent changes to our server configuration. Can anyone from out of the USA comment on their page loading speeds. Especially those of you in the UK. Thanks.
You might try using a different browser. When I use IE6 (home) or IE7 (work) the site loads very slowly. When I use Chrome (the new browser from Google), the site loads immediately.Any suggestions as to what I can do to speed it up? I'm more Alfa literate than program stuff. I just got this laptop w/Vista + service pack 1. I'm a little behind the times with techno stuff. Any simple instructions would be greatly appreciated because if I can spend less time on the net means more time with the car.......
While I'm not in the U.K., Africa, or anywhere else outside of the U.S., I concur that running applications concurrently or multiple tabs is not the problem. I use Firefox with 7-15 tabs open at one time, I use Norton which everyone complains sucks memory, and I have not had any problems except one that I can account for; and that is, that my esteemed employer dumped a bunch of new [unnamed, but well-known,] VoIP phones on the servers without considering what it would do to our network. So much fun.I'm the guy in the UK that started the thread, and in the time since, the website has had a facelift and is brighter and looks great. However, it still takes 30 seconds to load up the page. The adverts come up very quickly, but then I just have to sit back and wait for the rest to load up. It must be good for your advertisers though - they must often get 25 seconds or more of attention, and they wouldn't get that if the site was quicker!
Over here in the UK, we have a similar site - AlfaOwner.com - and I tend to have both site running at the same time. This way, I can flick back to the UK site while this one loads up. Before anyone suggests it, running two or more isn't the cause of this site being slow. In addition, I also view these websites in my lunch break at work, and the speed is much the same as I get at home.
As I've said before though, it's a great site which has some really good contributions for which I'm sure many of us are very grateful.
I think the point of the original post was to convey information, although, granted, it could have been worded or expressed a little differently. Just as an item of information there are several other threads dealing with pretty much U.S. problems and this thread was set up to deal almost exclusively with outside of the U.S. problems, if I'm not mistaken, where they were using programs to run load times and diagnose problems at the beginnings of the thread. It is true that some of the experienced U.S. bbers were participating trying to help and as the thread kind of went dormant, the focus of the thread changed or transformed based on recent posts by posters who did not review the entirety of the thread.Ian... not everyone complaining is from outside the US, and my comment was replying to the post right above mine... which happened to be from Florida, which last time I checked, was still in the USA.
What browser (version#) and operating system are you running?
Did the same thing,it works 110%While I haven't read the whole thread, I have to write this post.
Today I installed Mozilla Firefox and it's option Flashblock, the improvement over the standard Windows supplied Internet Explorer is amazing!
Page opening times are a fraction of the time it took with Explorer. It's now even more enjoyable to haunt the Alfa BB than it was before