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  • is Vbulletin POWERFUL?

    Does anyone knowif Vbulletin is powerful (same or more than) UBB? Is a php board able to handle large loads....is there a number of live users it can handle without slacking?

    Thanks
    ~Susan

  • #2
    Its probably the most powerful. UBB is more expensive and it doesnt have the lightning fast MySQL database nor php. UBB Also has a bad admincenter layout and not many features for $249/year. When you can buy vBulletin for $160 or leave it for $85. Now try the admincenter demo here. Vbulletin is i would say in my own opinoin the best.

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    • #3
      Ugh, I don't know what the problem is then...I removed my UBB because it was not handling the load well...so I installed VB, and it isn't handling either! My server was just rebooted and it was fine for a few minutes, once about 140 active users were on it, it slowed down, then was unresponsive....

      Can this board handle HIGH TRAFFIC? (as in 800GB bandwidth a month)?

      Thanks
      ~Susan

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      • #4
        What are your server specs? When you say 800gig a month, is this just forum bandwidth? 140 concurrent users isnt much, there are a few members here that avg 250 - 300 users, peak ~ 600 concurrent users.

        Your server may need some MySQL tuning, i dont have a clue how to do this, but others do, they can help you with that.
        Bike Forums.net

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        • #5
          800 GB is for the forum....

          The 140 users was minutes after the forum went back online, definitely NOT the peak..which is what I am afraid of.

          So basically thought, the VB can handle the high bandwidth and 600 concurrent users with no probs?

          ~Susan

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          • #6
            god dang how big of a forum do you run? FlashKit had vbulletin and they have lots of traffic and they seem to do very well

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            • #7
              for that load you'd be looking at a 2 web server setup..

              1 server for php/web server

              1 server as a dedicated mysql database server
              :: Always Back Up Forum Database + Attachments BEFORE upgrading !
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              • #8
                Ok, also...I called my host and my server only has 512 RAM...does that sound like it could be a big problem with crashing? It appears to run out of RAM, then out of the "backup"?

                If I upgraded to 1GB, do you think that would help alot?

                Thanks
                ~Susan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Susanweb1
                  Ok, also...I called my host and my server only has 512 RAM...does that sound like it could be a big problem with crashing? It appears to run out of RAM, then out of the "backup"?

                  If I upgraded to 1GB, do you think that would help alot?

                  Thanks
                  ~Susan
                  i think you're having the same problems as here http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...threadid=25439

                  i'd need

                  cpu - p3 750, 800 etc ?
                  memory
                  disk type - scsi, eide?
                  apache version?
                  php version?
                  mysql version - /etc/my.cnf settings or mysql variables, mysql extended-status output?
                  cpu/memory top stats?
                  :: Always Back Up Forum Database + Attachments BEFORE upgrading !
                  :: Nginx SPDY SSL - World Flags Demo [video results]
                  :: vBulletin hacked forums: Clean Up Guide for VPS/Dedicated hosting users [ vbulletin.com blog summary ]

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                  • #10
                    Whats the url to your board?

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                    • #11
                      Its an adult forum, so I would prefer to not post that here.

                      Eva, the stats of the server are:

                      cpu - p3 750, 800 etc ?
                      866

                      memory
                      512 (about to upgrade to 1GB)

                      disk type - scsi, eide?
                      scsi3

                      apache version?
                      1.3.19

                      php version?
                      Version 4.0.6

                      mysql version - /etc/my.cnf settings or mysql variables, mysql
                      3.23.36


                      extended-status output?
                      unknown

                      cpu/memory top stats?
                      unknown


                      Is that what ya need?

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                      • #12
                        I think a gig of ram would be enough for 150 concurrent users (it should actualy be good for ~450 peak users). However, im still at a loss for the 800gig of monthly bandwidth, are these from forum attachments, or non-forum related downloads? I just cant see how a forum could put out that much data
                        Bike Forums.net

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                        • #13
                          The bandwidth was for the UBB forum, which my host said PERL was a resource hog..my bandwidth may go down with VB since I assume it isn't a resource hog?

                          ~Susan

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                          • #14
                            well i think you need some serious hardware to back it up.. yes with vB and some server mods you'll have bandwidth reduced by 20 - 30%

                            suggestions.

                            1. get a 2 server setup
                            1 web server for php/html/email + 1 web server dedicated to mysql database

                            maybe a dual p3 1ghz with 2gb ram for web server, with mod_gzip installed and php 4.06 compiled with gd and zlib support

                            and a dual p3 1ghz with 2gb ram for a database server with fast scsi disks maybe 15,000 rpm ones

                            2. have mysql 3.23.38 and above = 3.23.41 installed


                            check out some other large 2 server setup forums at http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...hlight=biggest

                            http://vbulletin.com/forum/showthrea...highlight=dual

                            www.bigbigsavings.com

                            www.fanhome.com

                            www.vbulletin.com

                            www.paintballcity.com
                            Last edited by George L; Wed 15 Aug '01, 10:35am.
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                            • #15
                              Thank you Eva, you have been a WONDERFUL help.

                              I have one last question...with my other UBB, there was a person who claimed to be crashing it...talking about CGI being easy to crash, etc....

                              Do you know if people can crash the VB boards as well?

                              Thanks
                              ~Susan

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