Jump to content
NZ's bodybuilding, strength and fitness community
Sign in to follow this  
weener lad

Moderators or Admin

Recommended Posts

Hey guys just had a bit of a weird thing happen with the site.

Was reading an hour ago went away and came back on to find my maximum amount of log on attempts had been exceeded. Strange because I stay logged in! Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You are the 2nd person to say this today? Anyone else having issues like this?

Pseudo - can you delve a little deeper on this one?

Nate

Happened to me the other day. And then it just let me log back on. I thought it was a message from Matty Ferrigno, from out of the shadows, telling me that I was a forum whore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same thing happened prior to Xmas as well but that time it seemed to dump my picture from my posts. This time nothing, just let me log back in after typing those crazy letters :pfft:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Same thing happened prior to Xmas as well but that time it seemed to dump my picture from my posts. This time nothing, just let me log back in after typing those crazy letters :pfft:

Can't see your picture at the moment :-s

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

probably bots trying to use dictionary lists to crack passwords, happens to quite a few forums. the maximum login attempts thing blocks them by not letting them try too many words :nod:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep, I think Maccaz is right. It looks like bots are going through our member list trying to guess people's passwords. They only get 3 attempts before it blocks them, so I can't see it being a particularly effective method. Still, it pays to make your password complex enough that it's hard to guess - a combination of letter and numbers is good.

I've also hidden the memberlist to anyone with less than 5 posts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the website has been running slow for me and sometimes i have to close down the tab and try reopen it to navigate the page.

seems to be only this website.

also have had the log in thing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep, I think Maccaz is right. It looks like bots are going through our member list trying to guess people's passwords. They only get 3 attempts before it blocks them, so I can't see it being a particularly effective method. Still, it pays to make your password complex enough that it's hard to guess - a combination of letter and numbers is good.

I've also hidden the memberlist to anyone with less than 5 posts.

on the topic of secure passwords; I totally recommend giving http://www.lastpass.com a go! I know I soubd like spam, but lastpass totally opened my eyes to how insecure my passwords were.

give it a go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
the website has been running slow for me and sometimes i have to close down the tab and try reopen it to navigate the page.

seems to be only this website.

also have had the log in thing

It's possible that the two are related - that our server is being swamped with bots trying to brute force their way in. Anyway, I'm talking to our web hosting company now. Hopefully we'll get this sorted soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just spent the last hour or so getting the "too many connections" error message again. Plus for the last few days this site (and only this site) has been incredibly slow to load pages (as in, over a minute each page). Or is it just me?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just spent the last hour or so getting the "too many connections" error message again. Plus for the last few days this site (and only this site) has been incredibly slow to load pages (as in, over a minute each page). Or is it just me?

Not just you dude. Me too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just spent the last hour or so getting the "too many connections" error message again. Plus for the last few days this site (and only this site) has been incredibly slow to load pages (as in, over a minute each page). Or is it just me?

Not just you dude. Me too

Ah good, misery loves company :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm having same issues - 1st was at 7am this morning and then again an hour ago - each time I leave it for a while and then come back and I have to re-enter my loggon details.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The site pings fine and there's no network errors. The connections problem is coming from the database. Either SQL is running poorly or the server's being overloaded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, sorry about this, guys. We moved to a new server before Christmas to try and speed things up, but it seems to be worse, not better. I've been really disappointed with the helpdesk support too.

Me: Hi, my website's gone down.

Them: OK, I'll escalate your support ticket.

Me: Er, right. The site's totally offline, so when do you think it might be fixed?

Them: We should be able to get someone onto it today.

Me: :shock:

I'm hoping to move to a new server early next week. :evil:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good to know it's getting sorted Pseudo! I haven't been able to get into the site since this morning. I am too scared to leave the site now in case I can't get back! :shock:

:pfft:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yeah, sorry about this, guys. We moved to a new server before Christmas to try and speed things up, but it seems to be worse, not better. I've been really disappointed with the helpdesk support too.

Me: Hi, my website's gone down.

Them: OK, I'll escalate your support ticket.

Me: Er, right. The site's totally offline, so when do you think it might be fixed?

Them: We should be able to get someone onto it today.

Me: :shock:

I'm hoping to move to a new server early next week. :evil:

Awesome, because sometimes this site runs so slow :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Who are you hosting with Pseudo?

Currently hosted with Openhost. Originally we'd been on shared hosting with WebDrive, and they'd been awesome, but we were getting too big for that to work. So we switched to their sister company, Openhost, on our own Virtual Private Server. The VPS is ultra-fast when it works, but there are plenty of times when it slows to a crawl (or crashes entirely). Log into the control panel, and you see the CPU is maxed out at 200%.

So that's the issue - the question is what's causing it. There are various possibilities, but Openhost haven't been particularly helpful in diagnosing it. Where WebDrive's support service was excellent, Openhost seem to say, "Here's your server. Now you're on your own!"

But hopefully that will all be resolved next week. :nod:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Popular Contributors

    Nobody has received reputation this week.

×