Power CMS running home to Web Assist
A lot of today the Web Assist website has been down, with the quite often bad gateway execution error, which I seem to have the bad luck of often seeing.
My websites that use the most recent version of Power CMS then take about 10-15 seconds to resolve whenever the Web Assist website is unavailable or on a go slow. In effect, when I type in the URL or click on any link that uses Power CMS the page takes forever to load. However, I have noted as soon as the Web Assist website is available without any delay then my sites load fine.
I have also noted on older websites that use an older version they normally work fine whether Web Assist website is up or down. From this I have concluded newer versions of Power CMS run home every time a page is loaded that contains Power CMS. If this is the case, I can quite understand the need for authentication in this day and age of rife piracy, but leaves me totally dependent on Web Assist's server working.
I'd like to hope my conclusions are wrong, but it does seem more than a coincidence that I have spent most of the day with a client not pleased their website is hopelessly slow coinciding with the Web Assist site being unavailable. However, as soon as the Web Assist site is back my websites are instantly responsive.
I'd like to have more information about this as it definitely will make me think in the future of when I use the CMS. I can tolerate the Power CMS admin being unresponsive in these situations but the website itself being unresponsive or extremely slow really is not an option in the majority of cases.