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Greetings,

On behalf of the Everything Development Company, the Everything Engine, the PerlMonks founders squad, and the International League to Insure Reasonable Website Response Times I sincerely apologize.

The slowness of Perlmonks has nothing to do with resources available to us. The fine people at PAIR have given us much more hardware than we had to work with before, and have offered to get us more hardware if we need it.

The problem isn't an infrastructure issue, however -- and speaking as one of the handful of people who've had a hand in developing the site's software: It's our own gosh-darn fault. Perlmonks is WAY more complex than when it originally launched. It does a crapload of perl evals and sql queries per page. It's vulnerable to resource hogs. Searching can cripple the database. And right now, I don't think we're gonna fix these problems any time soon.

This has been a long standing issue with The other site as well -- and it seems like every site I've worked on has grown to the point where it uses it's max resources, until someone with a vested interest combs through the code and figures out a way to make it work a little bit faster for a while. Then it gets a little bit bigger and some other bottleneck pops up. It's not a matter of computer resources, as much as human engineering resources.

Please don't be ungrateful to PAIR and the resources that they've already given us. Without their and YAPC's support this place probably wouldn't exist anymore. Right now, it's enough that it's up and it's functioning, even if it's a bit retarded at times.

--Uncle nate


In reply to Re: perlmonks too slow by nate
in thread perlmonks too slow by Jaap

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