why does my server appear to freeze when I'm uploading photo

Posted on 2009-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm using joomla! 1.5 and I've uploaded a heap of photo's into a sub-folder in the images/stories folder.

For some reason everything appears to freeze now whenever I try to upload another image.

Any clues??
Question by:TonyCabone
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Expert Comment

ID: 24353158
You're out of webspace?  Looking at the joomla helpdesk and being a joomla user myself, the most common cause is that there is not enough free space to upload another pic.  Joomla doesnt check your webspace limits before attempting another upload - it just hangs when it cannot complete an upload.

Author Comment

ID: 24360488
no sorry I have tons of space left...

my web host isn't too keen on assisting with joomla! problems...

any other ideas?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24362355
are your images very large? in joomla global config you may need to change the size of images allowed to upload - better still optimize images before uploading
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Author Comment

ID: 24362565
no only 200-300kb and they take about 2 mins. each to upload.  perhaps this is normal then?

Author Comment

ID: 24362570
is there a good extension to help manage this problem?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24363210
hmm ... not aware of an extension for this.. but I think Pearl_export_ben: has a point - not just disk space but bandwidth - would be worth asking your host about this also (and post feedback here for everyone's info)

Author Comment

ID: 24371397
no plenty of bandwidth & storage space available. I think it's also due to an admin re-install that has caused another problem (posted here:

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TonyCabone earned 0 total points
ID: 24717969
Just used filezilla, everything seems to be ok

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