Originally Posted by mtrevelino
So Andy, is this the possibility why some of us users have been having "sluggish" responses during the past two months?
During the past two months? No. The day the script attack hit the internet was Sep 6th.
Now having said that before anyone jumps to conclusions here is my take on the reported sluggishness: I personally investigate each and every incident of reported sluggishness, but with the exception of the Portal page, the page you hit when you tupe in http://www.bmwlt.com
I could not find a slussish page. True at times a page takes up to 2 seconds to load, but that is more due to connection issues than to server issues at least most of the time. Even in times of relative high load (more than 2500 concurrent users
) I have not seen high server load. The things we might go up against is bandwidth at these times and this will be something we will have to investigate in the future.
BUT and here comes the kicker: That kind of bandwidth doesn't come free or even cheap. If we outgrow our current bandwidth allocation, the next step up will be substantial (We are currently on a 100Mb link throttled to 10Mb) so the step up will be to remove that throttle, but as Randy an I have pointed out in earlier posts this step as well running the whole site costs money. Those of you that have ever tried to get commerical grade connectivity at or above 10Mb/s know what I am talking about.
The best you can do to keep the lights on here is to sign up again when the time comes, or sign up for one of our memberships if you haven't done so yet.
And always remember: It is YOU, all the members that make this site what it is. We, as in the guys that run the servers are just that. Servants to the community in providing a service. (free of charge)