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Turn off WU forecasts?

Discussion of Ken True's web site templates

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Sadgit
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Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by Sadgit » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:19 pm

Hello

I have been using these template for yonks and found my site loasd fairly slowly at times. Now I realise it is the WU caching and loading the data. Anyway I can turn the WU forecasts off please?

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by saratogaWX » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:03 pm

The issue with your site is caused by a webserver issue with DNS
Network error: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known (0)
HTTP stats: dns=20.022 conn=14.985 put=n/a get( blocks)=n/a close=n/a total=35.007 secs
DNS lookup times over 4 seconds indicate an issue with the webserver's DNS providers and should be addressed by the tech support at your hoster.

Likely the nameservers listed in /etc/resolv.conf are having issues.. when tech support fixes that, the scripts requiring external site data (like WU-forecast.php) should return to normal operation.

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Re: Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by saratogaWX » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Also, you seem to be running an old version (Version 3.00 - 31-Oct-2014 on PHP 5.4.45) of WU-forecast.php

Other files in your site may also need updating, but unfortunately, the check-fetch-times.php?show=versions is failing due to the abovementioned DNS resolution issue. When it is resolved, I suggest you use the version checker to bring your site up to current revision levels.

Best regards,
Ken

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Re: Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by Sadgit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 pm

thanks Ken.. I didn't see your reply. I'll check with them or even move it to my own host.

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Re: Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by Sadgit » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:06 pm

go daddy are truly crap and have no idea, so will leave them tomorrow....

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Re: Turn off WU forecasts?

Post by ConligWX » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:56 am

Mark,

If you check this link, it shows what modules/scripts are outdated.

http://www.marton-weather.co.uk/check-f ... w=versions

update these and you maybe see some benefits.

you also may what to tweak your apache/php setup and if you can, update PHP to 7.2, as it is faster.

Then use gtmetrix.com to try and get better results of page loads etc. Here's yours at present:

https://gtmetrix.com/reports/www.marton ... k/FMp8S9PU
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