I am thinking that the speed of ehMac may have decreased lately. It seems to take much longer to navigate this site than it used to. Maybe because of more traffic? Anyone else noticing this?
That explanation is so good you have to read it twice, or thrice.If ehMac was run on a DEDICATED server with a Perl module as part of the apache server (assuming its running on UNIX) then speed would be faster. Personally I prefer PHP/Mysql based-systems since you can run the front-end seperatly from the database for speed. InfoPop's messages are stored as files and not entries in an SQL database so its going to be slower overall.
InfoPop does make a version of UBB for PHP/Mysql systems however the ISP may not offer this combo. Perl is generally always a safe bet although slower.