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Ahsin1
27 Jan 2007, 21:33
Hello

I mm running a Forum with 75k members 150k posts from last few days i mm facing huger server load.

I have average of 300-400 users online. But when i have more than 450 users online at ones my server goes slow and i face huge server load. Today i had like 550 users online and my server load went to 14.90 (4 cpus):( . My Site is running very slow:rolleyes:.

Here is my server info

Intel Dual Woodcrest Processor
2 x 250GB Hard drive
2 GB Ram

Please suggest me some thing


Thanks
Ahsin

adalren
27 Jan 2007, 23:19
You need SCSI drives for databases. 15K rpm is preferable. I would also add more memory. It should tide you over for a bit.

On the software side, install APC or one of the other php accelerators. Configure vb to use the datastore. Tune Mysql. Install sphinx to unload the heavy searches from Mysql.

orban
28 Jan 2007, 02:28
Hello

I mm running a Forum with 75k members 150k posts from last few days i mm facing huger server load.

I have average of 300-400 users online. But when i have more than 450 users online at ones my server goes slow and i face hug server load. Today i had like 550 users online and my server load went to 14.90 (4 cpus):( . My Site is running very slow:rolleyes:.

Here is my server info

Intel Dual Woodcrest Processor
2 x 250GB Hard drive
2 GB Ram

Please suggest me some thing


Thanks
Ahsin

How big is your database?

I assume a few hundred megabytes. That will fit in memory, so hard drives won't matter at all.

Ahsin1
28 Jan 2007, 07:16
How big is your database?

I assume a few hundred megabytes. That will fit in memory, so hard drives won't matter at all.


Yeh my databse is small 660mb

Nerudo
29 Jan 2007, 00:52
I was using a Dual Xeon 3.2GHz to hold a 60k userbase with 5 million posts and 900 online peak. It never got more than a 2.00 load.

You should request server optimisation at vbulletin.com forums.
APC will help, but itīs probably some bad conf to be that huge load.

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14

SCRIPT3R
29 Jan 2007, 00:54
are you streaming your MDO Radio from your server?

Ahsin1
29 Jan 2007, 05:07
are you streaming your MDO Radio from your server?

Nope its on another server

Ahsin1
30 Jan 2007, 07:43
Finally i decided to request Server optimization.


according to this this thread (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70117) i got all the information but i mm stuck on step no 11. "if you run Apache and you have your own dedicated server or access to your httpd.conf (apache configuration file) can you post the values you have set for the following :

KeepAlive
MaxKeepAliveRequests
KeepAliveTimeout
MinSpareServers
MaxSpareServers
StartServers
MaxClients

AND Maxrequestsperchild value ="



Could u please tell me how to do that i will be thankful to you


Ahsin

Lynne
30 Jan 2007, 21:22
Finally i decided to request Server optimization.


according to this this thread (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70117) i got all the information but i mm stuck on step no 11. "if you run Apache and you have your own dedicated server or access to your httpd.conf (apache configuration file) can you post the values you have set for the following :

KeepAlive
MaxKeepAliveRequests
KeepAliveTimeout
MinSpareServers
MaxSpareServers
StartServers
MaxClients

AND Maxrequestsperchild value ="



Could u please tell me how to do that i will be thankful to you


Ahsin

This information is in your httpd.conf file. I use webmin, so I can access it through there. Ours resides in etc/httpd/conf/ (which points to usr/local/apache/conf/ ) so you may want to look there.

G.X.Tournaments
30 Jan 2007, 21:32
Hey, I may have a little tip for you. I assume you have SSH access to your server, try these steps. There are really simple ( I did it to mine and freed up 50% RAM) It's something to do with Apache and benefits your server load by huge amounts.
Try it out.

I am not 100% sure if this was the tut (as I googled it) but it looks like it:
http://www.agnivo.com/tech/vps-mysql-and-apache-optimization-guide-27.html

Eagle Eyes
10 Feb 2007, 21:49
What kind of server do you use? And what are the specifications? :)

Smoothie
10 Feb 2007, 22:05
Ahsin1, is that you site in your profile?