Site Performance

I figured out why the 404 errors were happening, I have also moved the site over to our backup server until I can find out what’s wrong with our primary server. I will update soon!

174 Comments

  1. Thanks Travis.

  2. FYI, I can’t find search box.

  3. I still cannot download books…………I am able to sign in……………but I get the DCMA at the bottom of book information and not the download Epub button……Help…..and thanks

  4. Thanks again , Travis–You’re the greatest!!

  5. Thank you so much Travis!!!

  6. Since this new site started working, it has never worked for me, don’t know if its just me or not but all i get is this https://ebook.bike/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php and a blank page with a tiny zero on top. So goodluck!

  7. I find it is working well. It has been down several times but when it comes back up most of the books I’m looking for are available

  8. thank you for the update and for all you do

  9. Thanks Travis.
    It is frustrating for us little people when our favourite site gets gremlins and dissappears or gives unexected messages..
    Its good to hear from others that they are having similar problems, stops the is it me? fear.

    Great work.like the site format and presentation 🙂 Thanks again.

  10. You have made great strides with this newest edition. Well done

  11. Thanks, Travis! Easter Holiday com9ng up…have a great break again. Let us be and teach us some patience…Everyone deserves a break?

  12. just checking if everything is ok now. Tried again to download my book and just get a single zero in the upper left corner with a blank page. Should I keep waiting?

    • Same here, pls when you get an answer let me know…

  13. Thank Travis .

  14. Thank you so much!!

  15. *Thanks*

  16. Thank you very much Travis

  17. Thank you for all of your hard work Travis. We appreciate you very much!!

  18. Good to see you back! Hope you’ll be able to solve all your problems…..good luck!

  19. Hi Travis,
    I am trying to download a book, and it takes me to another tab that says it will close after downloading my book. The tab closes, but my book isn’t downloaded. Please help ASAP. Thx

    • I get the same then. Wondered if it because I’m using an iPad

      • I’m using an iPad too

        • But I was able to download another book, I guess it only works on specific books

      • Did anyone get around this issue?

        • Yes, just close that tab and hit download ePub again. The book will then download and you can open in iBooks. So basically you have to download twice.

  20. Thank you so much for all you do!

  21. Thank you.

  22. Tks Travis for a fab site.

  23. Thank You Again Travis.. ♥️
    God Bless You..

  24. Thanks! You’re terrific!

  25. For some reason I’m getting the cat again.

  26. Hi,
    I am unable to download any books. it takes me to another tab that says it will close after downloading my book. The tab closes, but my book isn’t downloaded. Am i doing something wrong?

  27. Thanks for sticking with it Travis!

  28. Thank you

  29. Thank you so much very much appreciated I love this site

  30. I’m unable to login anywhere except my phone, does anyone know a solution?

  31. This is a great site BUT I can only ever see page 1 when a search is conducted & when I hit page 2 or any other page number in the search it re-loads page 1 & I can never move beyond page 1 ?!!

    Please help; many thanks.

  32. How does one get beyond the first page of the books listed. When I tap on “2” it just takes me back to,page 1. Thus I can never see the books beyond the first page even if I hit the”>” symbol. Please advise as to how to go beyond the content on page 1.
    Thanks

  33. This is a wonderful site. You have done a marvelous job bringing about some impressive changes. One minor issue that has already been mentioned above also plagues me: I cannot progress beyond page one when a search is conducted. Pressing any other page number simply reloads page one. Similarly, when moving beyond page one in the list of new books, if a book is selected and an epub downloaded, the form will return to page one rather than the page from which you had selected a book. While an inconvenience the issue is not a major detraction from the web site’s advantages.

    • I’ve post this a couple of times. Hope it helps as a work around until search and page advance is fixed.

      Once you find a book by the author you are interested in, even if it’s not the book you want, tap the book title. It will take you to the Download ePub page. Just tap the author’s name again, under the title, and it will take you to a page that displays all that author’s books and you can advance through the pages. If you can’t find that author on the 1st page do this: in the search type the author, once it comes up, look on the right side where the filters are. Find your author there and tap and then tap a book title then the author’s name again.

      You can also type in google or your URL, for example: ebook.bike Michael Connelly

      Another tip, once you find a book you want to download, touch it and hold for a second. A dialogue box will appear and select “open in new tab”. That will open the book in a second tab, you can down load it from there and then go back to the first tab and you continue on from the page you were on instead of being bumped back to page 1.

  34. I was d’loading books on the night of March 28/29, when the Download button disappeared, and all I could see was the DMCA takedown button. Came back tonight, around 4:30 am the 30th, and everything was still DMCA button only. Using Android with Chrome on an Asus tablet; never run into this error before.

    Despite occasional hiccups, I *love* this site. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

    • The same thing happened to me. I noticed I was logged out. I logged back in and it worked.

  35. I am still unable to view the selected books beyond the first page. Could someone tell how to get to the next page. When I tap,on page 2 it just brings up page 1 again. This is the result I get regardless of what page I select.
    Thanks for your help.

  36. Great work out there Travis! Please check the search routines because it´s getting a bit messy sometimes. For instance, you search for a book and when you click on the name of the writer it says there are no matches found , which is impossible because it was in the link of the book itself.
    Anyway, love this site, and since the refurbishing, it´s absolutely gorgeous!

  37. Hi Travis, please work on the search engine

  38. Here we are again. It’s saying this time: my code is old. Strange again…

  39. I’m getting this error today. Not sure if it’s just me? ‘Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook’

  40. Here’s the message today, Trvis:

    f544cec8d1462a9eb9a534bb29f72063
    660ef62ff216f23717d8965d4b7e1ba3
    Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike

  41. Same

  42. It was working fine all day, now suddenly I’m getting an old code message error

  43. same here as well

  44. Still can’t t download. Keep getting OLD CODE 🙁

  45. Ugh same. I hate when this happens

  46. Thanks on the constant updates! I was able to download some books today before we started getting the old code. I have a question regarding sign up. I tried multiple times to create an account but I would never get the confirmation email. So i had to create an account using facebook. Then I tried to change the password with the forgot password link, but still I would get an error and no email will arrive. Any ideas? For now sign in through Facebook seems to be the only way.

  47. I can’t download bc I have an old code?? I haven’t down downloaded anything since I set my account up a few minutes ago! But I’ve been a fan and downloaded for years!,,, HELP

  48. Hey there! Thanks for all the good work you do! Getting the old code message every once else seems to be getting.

  49. Began receiving the following message after pressing the Download Epub button:
    “4d7c3ba20ed32a8c1f8b2bba3225417
    de2fcdae9e1782abd485d3eab7b07440
    Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike”

    Same message appears for any download attempt.

  50. That’s what is happening to me also

  51. Can’t seem to dl at all 🙁

  52. Something new. I am getting an “old code ” message while trying to download. I know this will be sorted and the ebooks won’t going away.

  53. same. im getting the old code message too. love this site though!

  54. Travis – I don’t know how you handle the pressure of trying to keep everything running smoothly! I tried to download a couple of books tonight but no luck. I have no doubt that you’ll be able to fix this latest bug as you must be some kind of magician… Thanks for all you do Travis and a big thank you too to all of the wonderful volunteers who help you out in the book requests department!!

  55. Unable to download anything. “Old code” is the error explanation

  56. Same issue as the others unable to download books due to old code hopefully you will work your magic and get this operational soon

  57. Ok we all have an issue of old code atm. I’ll be back later. Good luck Travis.

  58. The site ia working again , yay, thank you Travis, thank you so much

  59. Why can”t i move from page one to another page when doing a search?

  60. site is working well for me right now. thanks

  61. The site is working beautifully today. Yes, Travis, you are magic!!

  62. Travis…you have worked your magic as usual! I don’t know from what well of brilliance you draw from but thank you for never letting this concept go. From the bottom of my heart…Thank-you! You have given back to me something precious…reading.

  63. Hey Travis, I still can’t see any download option for any book.

  64. I refreshed the page a couple of times and the option to download books is there now!

  65. Thanks for trying your best with this website. Just sad that when I try to look for a book it signs me out and doesn’t have any kind of download button ?

  66. I am logged in using Chrome. I can’t scroll past page one. Keeps going back to it. I’ve tried Safari, it scrolls but won’t let me log in or download. Chrome lets me search for a specific book and I can download it. Anyone else having this problem?

  67. A lot of books only show the author’s first or last name, not both. Also, when you click on any of the latest books, there is no description, only the Download button.

  68. Thanks Travis

  69. I have the download button but nothing downloads. Takes me to another page which simoly closes after a few seconds. Is there any way round this?

  70. I can download no problem but there is a serious bug using the search function – lets say you get 3 pages of your search term – when you try to go to page 2 it just reloads the 1st page – doesn’t matter if you click on 2 or 3 or in the case of many pages the end page – all you get is the 1st page over and over…this happens with every search either author, title or genre….it doesn’t happen when you click on an author’s name to load the list of their books on the site ( even when there are multiple pages ) only using search

  71. Why doesn’t it work when I click on a authors name? It just gives me this: Try searching again using the search form below.

    I do try that way, but when I click on the authors name, it just takes me back to that page!

    • It doesn’t work for me either. It was great because before you could click on author’s name and get a list of all the books on the site by that author. Now I can’t find anything 🙁

  72. thank you so much for fixing the quirky problem with the ‘back’ feature… i had become quite adept at getting around it, but it’s nice to go back to the previous page vs page 1 every time!

  73. I can’t move beyond the 1st page of the book book search archives….any suggestions?

  74. ONE POSSIBLE DOWNLOAD SOLUTION I get the 0 when I sign on with Google. If I use Google Chrome or Safari I do not get the 0 and I am able to download. My home internet service provider is quick enough to download books, using Safari, before the 3 seconds expires. If I’m offsite, Safari doesn’t work within the 3 second download time frame so I switch to Google Chrome and I am able to download.

  75. There is a book that was uploaded yesterday, it was on page 4, when I clicked on it the book, the list took me back to page one and won’t let me go any further. I searched under the author’s name and book title, this book doesn’t show anywhere, so I went to book tags and that page isn’t working at all, just a blank page. Any suggestion on how I can find this book again?

    • What is the book title and author?

    • I’m having the same problem with a lot of my searches

      • Probably the easiest way to search, right now, is to open a second tab and then type in your search engine, ebook.bike Michael Connelly (or whatever author or book you are looking for…right now author gives better results). There are other ways, and I’ve outlined them previously (scroll up if you’re interested). Give the first example a try.

  76. Please help, I am logged in but no download button… only the DMA takedown request!! Any suggestions please!!

  77. is anyone else having problems with the book tags button it is showing nothing except the tab name?

  78. Ebook.bike is supposed to be a work in progress. Well it seems progress is very, very,very slow. More like no progress. Search sucks, really sucks. Book covers, never going to happen. Authors names with books, sometimes first only, other times last only.
    Travis, this is not a work in progress. This is no work, no progress. We have seen no improvement since the last time you screwed up the site. Sure I’m thankful for all the books but you really make it more difficult for find what we want.
    A huge thanks to all the book hunters who find just what we’re looking for

  79. Travis I want to thank you so much for this cite. I use it very often and really appreciate what you do. However, I simp,y cannot seem to get beyond the first page of book listings even though the bottom of the page shows there are more books by the author on following pages. What am I doing wrong?

  80. Still cannot move from page 1 to other pages.

  81. Why don’t the authors works show up when we click on their name? It would be nice to be able to see their collected works since the search function doesn’t seem to work properly at all.

  82. In the past few days I have tried to download several of the newer books but get “resource missing”or “no results”or a blank page. These are books from your daily lists. What is happening, I don’ understand.

  83. your form to exclude my book is giving me an error message. This book is copyrighted and needs to come down. Lost Centuries by Michele Oshel Rosa.

    Thank you

  84. Thanks Travis! Was able to download my first ebooks today. I realized that I could not do so using Safari, so I shifted to using Google Chrome. The downloads were quick and easy as before.

  85. The search feature its unusable… Every search get more then 10000 results. Can we have acess to a pratical catalog of authors (like we have before) or at least a search of Exact Text to avoid every variation of every word used? Thanks

  86. Yay

  87. Does anyone know why when searching it won’t go to page 2, 3, etc? Even if I copy and paste the link it’ll just reload the first page.

  88. I can’t get to the tags page. It just loads for ages then stays blank with only the top grey bar on top.

    • Anyone else reckon he should have just kept the old design? I mean, I appreciate what he does, and it is fantastic, but I thought the old design was way better in both the working and looking aspects.

  89. Best way to search right now is via Chrome.I.E type ebook.bike author’s name. the site search is useless. Been like that ever since the new format. Travis just cannot fix it.

  90. This is what works for me:
    Possible solutions to help to search, page advance and download
    I’m just usin Elizabeth George as an example.
    1) in the search bar type Elizabeth George. Tap the first book title of her’s that you see (even if it’s not the one you are looking for). The next page to come up is the page you would use to Download ePub. But instead, tap the authors name again. The next page shows every single book by Elizabeth George that is currently on EBB and using this method, you can advance through to page 2,3,4…
    2) sometime you will not get a result using both names so, in either of the searches (search bar or magnifying glass), type George. Then look to the right and scroll through filters until you see Elizabeth George and tap on it. The next page will bring up books with her as the author. Tap the first book title, of her’s that you see (even if it’s not the one you are looking for). The next page to come up is the page you would use to Download ePub. But instead, tap the authors name again. The next page shows every single book by Elizabeth George that is currently on EBB and using this method, you can advance through to page 2,3,4…
    3) open a second tab and in the URL type: ebook.bike Elizabeth George or type: ebook.bike The Punishment She Deserves
    Another tip, once you find a book you want to download, touch it and hold for a second. A dialogue box will appear and select “open in new tab”. That will open the book in a second tab, you can down load it from there and then go back to the first tab and you continue on from the page you were on instead of being bumped back to page 1.
    ONE POSSIBLE DOWNLOAD SOLUTION I get the 0 when I sign on with Google. If I use Google “Chrome” or Safari I do not get the 0 and I am able to download. My home internet service provider is quick enough to download books, using Safari, before the 3-5 seconds expires. If I’m offsite, Safari doesn’t work within the 3-5 second download time frame so I switch to Google “Chrome” and I am able to download.
    Sometimes iBooks just will not accept a book. Download, from the App Store, an alternative. I’ve had great success with using the combination of Google “Chrome” with Bluefire Reader, OverDrive and Kobo App
    Hope this will help

    • I posted this elsewhere but maybe this will get more views –
      Two points: 1. Perhaps there should be a FAQ tab on the Home page with an example of “How to search for a book”. 2. Does this not seem a bit convoluted? What other search engines requires so many steps? There are at least 6 steps listed to find a particular book. Granted, many books can be found with just one step; however, in the case of what I was looking for, the book was apparently there but no single step search would locate it. Nobody would use Google if so many steps were needed.

    • These suggestions work if you are searching for a particular author/title. If you are searching for a book based on key words or general search terms there doesn’t seem to be a “work around” for getting past page one of the search results. Have you had any success with these types of searches in the system?

      • Using your scenario, I’ve only had limited success. If you type, for example, honeymoon in the search and enter. If you look to the right under filters and scroll through, you are able to see different authors and, further down, various genres that have that word in the books. One of genres has 44 hits (I think Contemporary), if you tap it all 44 books show up on page one. I think each page will display 50 books using this method. However, if more it will not advance to page 2.

        • thanks for your reply — that’s been my strategy as well. I agree the genre tabs can help a little bit but it doesn’t substitute for seeing the full range of search results (everything past page 1).. Glad to know I’m not missing an easy fix.

  91. Is the web site having issues? Can’t login on my tablet Asus. Started today.

  92. I LOVE the site but am wondering if anyone has figured out a fix to get past “page one” for searches? On the old platform you could manually move to different pages by adjusting the URL but that fix doesn’t work now. This has been a problem since the new site premiered and a frequent comment/concern. I haven’t seen any posts indicating that the site developer(s) are aware of this glitch or if anyone is working on it. Updates?

  93. Wont someone PLEASE upload David Baldacci’s latest, The Fallen?? !!!!

  94. The site is not working properly

  95. Still unable to download. Pages open but then when I press the download button it takes me to this https://ebook.bike/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php and then it shows a big fat 0.
    Why travis my friend? Why. Thanks so much for all your hard work but I’m so frustrated with this 0.
    Does anyone know how to fix this?

  96. Have been getting 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error many times a day for the last week or so. Same message on Firefox, IE, Chrome. Is there a limited number of ports on the server? Has this number changed? Sometimes it happens if I’m many pages into the current books list and I hit the Home tab to go back to page 1.

  97. Me as well.

  98. Thanks Cindy for the link for The Fallen. I have been trying to find it since it came out. Anybody been able the download James Patterson’s 17 th Suspect

  99. wow….thanks Cindy, you’re the best. i couldn’t find it

  100. Tried to download Jeffrey Deaver’s new book, The Cutting Edge. It won’t download The same problem with The 17 th Suspect. What is going on.? Very frustrating. Any suggestions?

  101. thank you thank you. finally was able to start downloading. the trick was to try different browser/s

  102. Hi i am having an issue with the search pages, example I can put I a name let’s say Stephanie Rowe.. Once done and it has a list of 2 or more pages I can’t progress to the next page search. I can hit 2 or tap forward and it just goes back to page one.

  103. Is the site down today ? I’m getting the kitty again.

  104. I get a YouTube pop up. Comes back every time I change pages.

  105. I get YouTube popups and other congratulations redirecting to cash prizes free spins every time I sign in. What is this?

  106. Site is not cooperative today. Mostly down or goes nowhere. Boring Sunday

  107. I wonder if Travis ever reads these comments or knows of the problems still wish there was a way to communicate with him and at leasr get SOME response from him

  108. I wonder if Travis ever reads these comments or knows of the problems still wish there was a way to communicate with him and at leasr get SOME response from him

  109. Hate that pop up I thought I was the only one.

  110. Having problems moving to the next page again only ever see page 1 – will this issue ever be resolved? Can pages just be removed and have everything on the one page & therefore never having to move forward and just scroll down instead?

  111. I have the same problem trying to go to different pages of search results. I have tried several times but it still isn’t working. It seems the book I want is never on the first page either.😊

  112. Need help: When I clicked on the book requests I only get a list of the members but not the requests of books from members. I can’t view the requests nor make any requests. Anybody has encountered this problem?

  113. The House on Maple Street download is corrupted

  114. The book Still Water will not download properly

  115. Also can’t get past page 1 of search

  116. Cannot View past Notifications – when this was available before !!!!!!
    Why????
    This is the present message being displayed
    “””””Page Not Found
    Oops, it looks like this page does not exist.
    If you are lost use the search form below or visit our homepage”””””””””

  117. Travis, please respond to some of theses ongoing problems, I have not been able to look at what books are available in months. The Book Tags page doesn’t work (just a blank page). If you search under an authors name you can’t get past page one. Please update us on what is being done.

  118. Also, using the Search to find a book doesn’t work. It says no book found but the book is actually there on Ebook Bike. The Search is one of the most important features. Why is it not working?

  119. I am receiving spam emails too to my personal email from here. Personals, matchups, saying hi, etc. This is not right. I am not alone, I see.

  120. got spam email to be ‘friends’ and now I can’t download books. I get 503 backed error message.

  121. broken “Error 503 Backend fetch failed”

  122. So onward … What is with all these US Pharmacy and Viagra ads? This is just crazy making
    Its like an “on-again, off-again relationship” — the past problems were not resolved AND now there we have new ones.

  123. Fv next yyyyn my nyyyyyyhhnnhyyn

    • If you click on the “POPULAR” filter under the “Groups” header, you will see some of the original, legitimate groups set up by others on this site. I’m not sure this is every group, but at least no Viagra. Yikes…

  124. Uploads still not working. Will it be fixed?

  125. No uploads. Search keeps jumping back to page 1 on homepage. No updates for two months. These issues seem to be ongoing …..

  126. The site is going to the dogs.After Travis posted “As many of you have noticed over the past few days the website has been a bit more stable.” Hmmm !!1

  127. There aren’t any new downloads since May 18th.

  128. Another new site redesign overhaul coming again. And its been just awful the last week or two to just get through the simple searches and navigating through it all.
    Its been not stable. How can he not know this? I dont like to criticise and post here again but it just keeps going and going like the energizer bunny except not running.
    So hmmm … I know, I know … Its free and we should be graciuos and we all are.
    But c’mon the site is awful.

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