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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: New server, same setup, longer to download email Reply with quote

I recently got a dedicated server at OVH. I stage4'd my old server at Host Virtual and installed it on the new one. All went well, and everything works. The only difference is now Thunderbird seems to take a little longer to fetch mail. I was wondering if the added distance between myself and the new server was the issue, or if it might be something else? Someone suggested it could be my setup, but again - stage4, so it's identical (right?).

None of my web sites take any longer to load, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does a traceroute now compare to what you were getting before? That should tell you whether "distance" is a factor.

Do you have any quantified benchmarks to compare, other than "seems like it takes longer to get mail"? If not, there's not much anybody can tell you, and there's not much you can do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Traceroute to my new server is more than twice as long as to my old one.

Things do work. If mail takes a few seconds longer than I'm used to, I'm fine with calling that a tradeoff for getting a lot more server for a lot less money.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
Good idea. Traceroute to my new server is more than twice as long as to my old one.

Things do work. If mail takes a few seconds longer than I'm used to, I'm fine with calling that a tradeoff for getting a lot more server for a lot less money.

A few seconds? Where is your server, in Australia?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada, I think. I think that's where OVH has their American data center. I wouldn't think that should affect anything, but with a stage4 copy of my old server, which was right quick, sending and receiving email is noticeably slower with Thunderbird on the new server. With Squirrelmail, it's quick, but once you sign onto Squirrelmail, it's all localhost anyway.

It just occured to me that it might be my ISP slowing things down. My https sites sometimes take several seconds to load.
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