cPanel slow...with p2p only?
Strange issue I've just noticed...hoping someone out there knows the answer.
I signed up with my new shared host about a week ago. Everything went fine, cPanel for my domain worked great.
Today, the past couple of days I've logged into cPanel, it was DOG slow. For hours on end. I mean, couldn't even finish loading a few times....I'd sit there watching the icon pictures slowly come into focus....that sort of thing. At least 20-30 seconds just to load the main page, usually more. It was like trying to load it on dialup.
I finally figured out what was causing it--I've been running uTorrent, and every time I was running a torrent download, cPanel slowed to a crawl. Once I closed uTorrent, cPanel started loading normally again.
Now here's the thing. I know uTorrent was probably sucking all my network connections (I'm running Tomato firmware on a WRT54GL btw), I know that can easily affect website loading speeds, etc etc etc. But my question is: why would every other website I went to work perfectly fine and snappy, and cPanel was the ONLY site that was taking forever to load? It's not a cached browser issue either--I'd hit refresh, cleared my cache, and many different sites I tried were loading in seconds--all except cPanel. I find this very strange--normally whenever I've had uTorrent connections saturating my bandwidth in the past, ALL sites I've navigated to have been extremely slow. Not so this time.
What I'd really like to know is, does cPanel have some sort of special network configuration I need to know about, so that I can tweak something on my end if need be? Should I be opening my firewall to port 2083 or something like that? Is it common for cPanel to just be naturally slow?
I checked with my host just in case, and they said there were no problems on their end. And server load in cPanel (once it loaded) showed no issues at any time.
Anyway, thanks for listening...hope someone can shed some light on this.
Last edited by canadave : 12-09-2008 at 02:08 AM.