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  • After added 1000 new sub forums, Sometime get high load on dedicated server

    My forum is region board, so i want add many new sub forums by region (like province-state-city), it created more than 1000 new sub forums (all have option No in "Show this Forum and Child Forums on the Forum Jump Menu" so there is not too much choiches in the Jump menu)

    My server get problem after adding those more than 1000 new sub forums, sometime get high load and cant access the board (Load averages can be more than 100-200, normally only 1-2), so i need to restart the apache so can access the board again

    I use dedicated server, default memory_limit are 32M, i already try to increase it to 256M but still get high load

    so my question : can't vbulletin have unlimited forums/subforums and still running normal (like 1000 sub forums above)? like having unlimited thread and post

    please help guys share your knowledge, is there a board with more than 1000 forums/subforums using vbulletin out there...

    Nb.1. After i removed again those 1000 new sub forums, my board got back normal again, never get high load again

    Nb.2. This is my script version and server spec if needed

    Vbulletin 3.6.8
    vbseo 3.2.0

    * INTEL Core 2 Duo E8400
    * 4 GB VGEN DDR2 533 PC-5300, 16 IC
    * 2 x 250 GB Hard Disk
    * Motherboard : Gigabyte, G31MS2L, Socket LGA 775, Intel G31 Chipset, FSB 1333/1066/800Mhz, Audio, USB 2.0, VGA, LAN, 6x SATA Controller
    * WHM/Cpanel
    Last edited by Basketmen; Sat 24 Jul '10, 12:14pm.
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  • #2
    No, it can't actually. There is a design limitation (this is sometihng carried over from vBulletin 3.0). Whenever people come around asking about this I tell them its a ton of work to do, manage, and it will cause server sometimes extreme server load.

    How would you even navigate 1000+ forums/subforums. You have better tools at your disposal. Use thread prefixes/tags/etc to seperate your content out based on region instead of trying to make thousands and thousands of subforums.


    • #3
      Store your datastore in at least the file system, and use APC or other means to cache your files, this might increase performance and take load down.

      vBulletin 3, unlike version 2 of vB, isn't really doing too well with massive forum lists, like over 500 gives certain servers issues, my max was 1200 on a dedicated box 3 years ago.


      • #4
        Im using X-cache for datastore. Is it better to store the datastore in the file system?
        I have almost 400 forums on a high traffic board.
        I buy 420 forums


        • #5
          No, I think the config.php has datastore option for xcache, so should be fine.


          • #6
            Yes, it has. Thanks.
            I buy 420 forums


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