BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
PickYourShots.com
 

Why is BP so slow?


I'm having trouble with BP's speed. It takes over a minute to just turn a page. Very slow to load at all. I'm really frustrated. Is anyone else having trouble or is it just me?


To love this question, log in above
5/6/2017 9:50:25 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2005
Contact Bojan
Bojan's Gallery
  You are not alone, Carolyn. BP is unusually slow today.


To love this comment, log in above
5/6/2017 2:27:13 PM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Ditto from me.


To love this comment, log in above
5/6/2017 6:19:21 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2008
Contact Martha
Martha's Gallery
  It has been extremely slow since early Friday pacific time. No better this morning.


To love this comment, log in above
5/7/2017 8:32:34 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
chrisbudny.com
  Definitely a major slow down the last week or so.
Recommend that you please send a BP Support email as well... I'm not convinced that posts about website issues here in the Forums are seen/noticed nearly as quickly as a direct Support email.


To love this comment, log in above
5/8/2017 6:08:20 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
gordmaceachernphotos.com
  Very slow here last couple months or more.
Some days so slow to download or comment.
Worse at end of month when there is a lot of commenting to the winners etc.
Gord


To love this comment, log in above
1
5/8/2017 7:39:49 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
PickYourShots.com
  It seems to have picked up a little speed this afternoon. Hopefully it will be all better soon.


To love this comment, log in above
5/8/2017 10:34:23 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
  Its quite slow for me too for the last week or so.


To love this comment, log in above
5/9/2017 1:20:38 AM

 
Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
BetterPhotoJim.com
Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
  Thanks friends.

There are these "bots" that attack sites sometimes, hitting the same page over and over again. This slows everything down.

Working on it (with joy) :-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
5/12/2017 7:43:46 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/6/2001
Contact Carolyn
Carolyn 's Gallery
PickYourShots.com
  Looks like it happened again. Very slow the last couple of days. I think the "bots" like BP.


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 10:01:46 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/29/2006
Contact Reynaldo
Reynaldo's Gallery
  So slooooooow! Can't even comment on anybody!


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 11:13:23 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
gordmaceachernphotos.com
  Commenting and posting almost impossible!!!
Gord


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 12:29:25 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
gordmaceachernphotos.com
  Commenting and posting almost impossible!!!
Gord


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 12:29:41 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
gordmaceachernphotos.com
  Commenting and posting almost impossible!!!
Gord


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 12:29:58 PM

 
John R. Koepfer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2008
Contact John
John's Gallery
  Bots appear to be winning, will have to wait for speed to pick up comment, hope it is soon I do enjoy looking and commenting on your wonderful lmages!!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 2:23:53 PM

 
Terry Cervi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
Contact Terry
Terry's Gallery
  I gave up trying to accomplish anything here last night. I spent a lot of time trying to maneuver from one page to another so I gave up. This has been happening to me for many, many months. Sometimes things seem fine and then at other times things are too slow to even attempt any participation.


To love this comment, log in above
6/27/2017 2:55:06 PM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2001
Contact Ujjwal
Ujjwal's Gallery
  While the BP site has been slow generally for some time now, itís been particularly bad since last 2 days (26th June) for me, the next page after the home page takes forever to load or too long to wait , and it makes no difference whether I am using Chrome or IE or whether I am accessing from Laptop or Phone, itís the same.


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 1:01:57 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2001
Contact Ujjwal
Ujjwal's Gallery
  ** not only 'the' next page after the home page but all subsequent web pages take forever to load.


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 1:08:58 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
  Yes, the site has been sluggish for the past few days. Damn the bots. Hope It gets back to speed. Currently, it barely making the ends meet, lol 😂


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 1:22:05 AM

 
Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
BetterPhotoJim.com
Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
  Should be working better now. Thanks everybody!

Jim


To love this comment, log in above
2
6/28/2017 8:37:26 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Thanks Jim, It seems better now. Over the last three days I couldn't do anything. I envy those of you who got to the forum to comment. I could do nothing except look at the front page some of the time and look at the error page. That was it.


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 9:53:29 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
  Thank you Jim. Much appreciated.


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 10:44:54 AM

 
Ujjwal Mukherjee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2001
Contact Ujjwal
Ujjwal's Gallery
  Yes, much,much better...almost at normal level!! Thanks,Jim!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/28/2017 8:25:55 PM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
chrisbudny.com
  Alas, it seems to have perhaps gone back to slower response times. Particularly when posting a comment on a Photo discussion thread... :( had a 45 second wait for it to save a 1-sentence comment just now...


To love this comment, log in above
7/19/2017 6:11:16 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/6/2008
Contact Martha
Martha's Gallery
  I didn't notice the slowdown last month, but I'm definitely noticing now. It's been very painful since at least Tuesday.


To love this comment, log in above
8/11/2017 7:12:23 AM

 
Ronald Lunn
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/2/2003
Contact Ronald
Ronald's Gallery
  It's painfully slow. I have fibre optic in work at home I can't even open a page.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/28/2017 6:53:24 AM

 
Gord MacEachern
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/21/2007
gordmaceachernphotos.com
  I too have had fibre optics for over 5 years,love it till I try and post on BF,then the nightmare begins.... sadly it just keeps getting worse not better. Like multitude of others how could you begin to renew?
GORD


To love this comment, log in above
7
9/30/2017 5:57:45 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery
  Yep, it's awful here, too. We pay big bucks for high speed internet and have no problems elsewhere, but at BP . . .


To love this comment, log in above
10/1/2017 8:50:27 PM

 
Dayna Cain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2010
Contact Dayna
Dayna's Gallery
  I just commented on a photo titled "Cascade" by Joannie Bertucci. It took almost a full minute (which is faster than it has been in the past). I don't comment as much as I would like because of the speed issues but sometimes when you see a photo like "Cascade" it's worth the extra time it takes. Hopefully BP will resolve the problem and we can all get back to sharing the love!


To love this comment, log in above
1
10/2/2017 10:01:14 AM

 
Dayna Cain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/9/2010
Contact Dayna
Dayna's Gallery
  BP is quick as lightning now! I have been commenting on beautiful photos all morning and I love it!


To love this comment, log in above
1
10/5/2017 6:45:11 AM

 
Ann Coates
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/21/2008
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Yes, I have noticed the last couple of days a big improvement in speed, let's hope it continues.


To love this comment, log in above
10/5/2017 10:48:45 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  Dayna, I'm hiring you for my publicist! :-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
10/5/2017 11:50:57 AM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.