Author: H.User1325 (3 Dec 12 9:50am)
CC2 Hi again.
I don't know. I just ran some test using a local server and test program which has got to be slower than implementation on my host and was getting round trips of 2-3 sec from submitting an IP to display of the results. (that includes my satellite internet link).
Do to a current comment spammer attack, 20-30 new Russian/Chinese accounts a day, I have added http:BL to the registration/login process of a phpBB resulting in ~300 BL rejections yesterday.
I don't know how your joomla plugin is implemented, but I can't think of a reason the http:BL plugin should slow down pages other than maybe registration/login unless you allow guest posting. Even then There is not a need to check an IP more than once per session. None of that should affect every page.
If the implementation is checking the IP every page call, depending on you traffic you may be getting throttled to conserve resources. Just a though but I don't think so.
How do you know it the http:BL plugin causing the delay? Is it really every page that is slowed down as I read your OP? Have you ask your host if they are having issues? (though sometimes they deny everything)
Just some thoughts. I'm not experiencing any trouble myself and am just guessing.