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Offline yoyostar

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odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« on: February 27, 2018, 03:01:42 PM »
I migrated from vbulletin which had been running for 12 years with few issues,
The first thing I noticed about SMF is that on the main page most of the time it shows I am not logged in at the top I must go to another page in order to show that I am logged in.
it will also show that I am logged in as the person who was on the board last on the main page, but not other pages.

Most of the time when I post or make a change in the admin area it will take around 5 minutes for the changes to show up, but sometimes they will show up in a reasonable amount of time, under 15 seconds.

I had 600k posts and cut it down to 200k and I cut my members down to 17k from around 30k but this didn't really seem to make any difference.

I uploaded status.php but it looks like that only works for SMF version 1 and I have version 2.0.15

I uploaded status.php in the sticky post it says I am suppose to include a link to it so I am following those instructions:

hundredbling.net/smf/phpinfo.php -  it says I can't post external links.

and the forum main page is here:

hundredbling.net/smf/

I am using PHP version 7.2

any help in pointing me to where I should start would really be appreciated because the 5 minute delay makes it look like things are not working to the users.

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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 03:14:53 PM »
That would sound like a caching issue, most probably a caching service run by your host.
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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 03:19:31 PM »
what would cause it to never delay vbulletin but delay SMF most of the time?

is there something that would turn it on and off?

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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 11:16:08 PM »
Not sure really, that does sound odd - but still it's the best idea I have at the moment. Nothing in SMF itself should cause anything like that.
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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 11:46:46 PM »
What is your cache level under Admin -> Server Settings -> Caching

I don't believe we have had much testing for SMF 2.0.x on 7.2 either.
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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 11:59:59 PM »
The cache level was set to level 1,
I changed it to no caching and it appeared to make some improvement in the percentage of actions that are delayed around 5 minutes.

I can set the version of PHP I am using is there a version that might be more compatible than 7.2?

thanks,

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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 01:44:28 AM »
I run my sites on php 7.1 You can also try disabling the php opcode cache and see if that makes a difference.
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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 01:00:29 AM »
I changed php to version 7.1 and made sure that php opcode cache was disabled and I am still getting the same 5 min delay.

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Re: odd 5 minute delay and other issues
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 01:58:11 AM »
If you try to turn off the SMF caching, and empty your cache, and after that it still behaves like that - it's bound to be something in your server config I think. Who are you hosted with?
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