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Does the Website Sometimes Freeze, Especially When Submitting a Forum Post?

It happened a few times to me in the past 2 days.
I typed out a post and pressed submit.
However, the website froze, and the forum post was lost.
I was wondering if anyone else experienced a similar issue.

I recalled Ali experienced losing a forum post once when he typed out a reply to selffriend.

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selffriend

Hey Matthew,

Generally not, and it runs smooth.

In the last couple of days Siteground started pushing their new ultrafast PHP to all websites, and that caused some hiccups in some cases -and this website was one of those cases-.
Yesterday it was around 10 minutes, today probably more like 2 minutes -but I've noticed it was just around your post-.

For now I refused the upgrade and stayed with the standard PHP. The website runs relatively fast for Google standards so it's not strictly needed, but maybe I will add it to the "things to look into" when I hire a developer the next time.

That Ali thing was an auto-log out feature of Wordpress.

It's a security thing, and it's possible to lengthen the time that users can stay logged in, which maybe it's a good idea since normal users don't pose much security risks.
I might add that one too to the "things to look into" the next time I hire the developer.

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?

Matthew I kind of agree with you. The forum does have some minor issues. For example, if you come to the forum without logging-in, and then click on the activity page, you will occasionally see different things comparing to the things you see when you do log-in.

This is kind of weird in my personal opinion. However, this is not a big issue so no fix is required. I am all good.

I am more than happy to provide screenshots if anyone cannot replicate my findings.

Yes, that's true: non-logged in users get a cached version, which updates later.

I'm sure there are ways of not caching the forum for non logged-in users as well, but in terms of priorities, it's not the highest priority that non-logged in users get the latest possible posts :).

Have you read the forum guidelines for effective communication already?
Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on April 14, 2021, 4:53 pm

Generally not, and it runs smooth.

In the last couple of days Siteground started pushing their new ultrafast PHP to all websites, and that caused some hiccups in some cases -and this website was one of those cases-.
Yesterday it was around 10 minutes, today probably more like 2 minutes -but I've noticed it was just around your post-.

Thanks a lot for advising on what's going on behind the scenes.
I had no idea about ultrafast PHP and the difference between this and normal PHP.

Quote from Lucio Buffalmano on April 14, 2021, 4:53 pm

For now I refused the upgrade and stayed with the standard PHP. The website runs relatively fast for Google standards so it's not strictly needed, but maybe I will add it to the "things to look into" when I hire a developer the next time.

That Ali thing was an auto-log out feature of Wordpress.

It's a security thing, and it's possible to lengthen the time that users can stay logged in, which maybe it's a good idea since normal users don't pose much security risks.
I might add that one too to the "things to look into" the next time I hire the developer.

Thanks for sharing this information on auto-log out feature as well.
Looks like it's something for me to keep in mind when creating accounts with Wordpress.

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