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BigSoccer Tech.
21 Jun 2006, 22:37
Is it better to have the AJAX features turned on or off for large trafficked forums? Which will help save the servers?

noppid
21 Jun 2006, 22:48
Seems AJAX would reduce load as it loads fewer full pages.

amykhar
21 Jun 2006, 22:52
Google gmail uses it and I'm sure they get tons of traffic :D

I wouldn't use any ajax that autorefreshes on a timer, but the stuff built into vbulletin seems fine.

Xorlev
23 Jun 2006, 14:16
It actually reduces load, as you're not generating the entire page...just plugging some variables into outputted tags and making the user's browser update the page accordingly.

Brad
23 Jun 2006, 16:25
AJAX will not cause a big hit in server load unless you install something that nails the server every few seconds. I don't think any default AJAX features will cause you any trouble.

Razasharp
24 Jun 2006, 00:39
Is it better to have the AJAX features turned on or off for large trafficked forums? Which will help save the servers?

Are your users experiencing slow-down? (Especially on the thread pages?)

Do this: Log-in, go to a thread page, Press REFRESH

Does the browser say DONE but there is a delay between the header loading and the rest of the page? If so PM me.

BigSoccer Tech.
24 Jun 2006, 15:10
no, not really. someone just told me once that on a forum as big as bigsoccer that ajax would be a terror.

Razasharp
24 Jun 2006, 15:19
shoot forgot to say, you must use IE when doing that speed test (the majority of your users will be using IE)...

BigSoccer Tech.
28 Jun 2006, 16:33
still loads fine

Razasharp
28 Jun 2006, 16:46
You have to be logged in and press refresh on a thread page whilst using IE to see it properly - I did the test logged out and still saw the problem...

BigSoccer Tech.
29 Jun 2006, 17:12
i did it an can't replicate what you are telling me.

can you be less cryptic and tell me what problem you are speculating about and what you see. the page lods fine for me logged in .

Razasharp
29 Jun 2006, 17:27
I'll PM u when I get 2 mins.

lazytown
03 Jul 2006, 09:07
I have seen this occur rarely, usually when my internet connection is slow to begin with (connectivity problems).

-vissa

Are your users experiencing slow-down? (Especially on the thread pages?)

Do this: Log-in, go to a thread page, Press REFRESH

Does the browser say DONE but there is a delay between the header loading and the rest of the page? If so PM me.

Ntfu2
03 Jul 2006, 15:38
I'll PM u when I get 2 mins.


Whats so mysterious about it that it cant be posted in public?

Is it the fact that IE renders tables a little differently and usually takes a half second from the time the header loads to load the rest of the page?

creativepart
03 Jul 2006, 18:32
Yeah, IE "hangs" on page load much more than Mozilla.

AN-net
09 Jul 2006, 15:13
Google gmail uses it and I'm sure they get tons of traffic :D

I wouldn't use any ajax that autorefreshes on a timer, but the stuff built into vbulletin seems fine.
then again google has a datacenter worth of servers dedicated to gmail and software that specifically is engineered to work on their multi-tiered server architecture.

zooki
10 Jul 2006, 18:10
then again google has a datacenter worth of servers dedicated to gmail and software that specifically is engineered to work on their multi-tiered server architecture.

hmmm, free google hosting :p

letsjoy
26 Jul 2006, 06:26
Ajax hav not any bad effect

Troy Roberts
05 Aug 2006, 04:05
I have ajax turned on and it only seemed to help reduce the sever load. Stands to reason as you end up saving page loads.