An issue with the server of ISCAs an avid user of ISC, I love to contribute as much as I can and to share best of my knowledge and experiences. For enhanced user experience to the contributor and to the user, a smooth loading of the website as well at optimal speeds is necessary. Lately since past 2 - 3 days I am experiencing immense lag in the site and sometimes the website doesn't load at all. There is a huge latency as well.
These are my most common observations in past 2-3 days:
1. HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.
The above error means that the Web server (which provides hosting server to ISC) is currently unable to handle the HTTP request due to a temporary overloading or maintenance of the server. This is has been happening many times.
2. 10% slowest performance links
Some links are slowing down the website as tested for websites performance and latency issues. The homepage loading time is nearly 15 seconds sometimes. The major link that is slowing down the website loading time is:
I would suggest reducing the logo image size to improve the loading speed.
3. 404 Errors
Basically, this means clients i.e users or contributors are unable to access the given server which in this case is the web server provider of ISC. I have switched 4 computers and 3 mobiles (different IP address and mac address) to test this when I got this error to check if the problem is on my side. But the problem is on the hosting side.
I am not pointing anyone here except the web hosting provider for this site. Sometimes we may experience this due to overloading or maintenance but continuous errors may impact the quality of the website and some users may lose interest in visiting the site if this happens again and again.
I would suggest web admins reduce the flash content and logo sizes to improve the site loading speed and enhance the user flexibility. Check with hosting server or if we have a dedicated server of our own, check with latency and error issues as well.
The post is intended to bring notice the errors that I have been experiencing in past few days and to suggest some of my own ideas.