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obiwan8472
27 Sep 2002, 19:23
Hi. I am currently running a UBB board, however.. recently my bandwidth is getting really high. I was informed by a friend to check out vBulletin. He claims it reduces bandwidth because it uses PHP instead of CGI.

Now... first... will it make my bandwidth go down if I change?
Does VB make use of zlib?

Any help would be greatly appreicated! :)

Thanx
Jon

filburt1
27 Sep 2002, 19:28
vB does use gzip which can drastically reduce bandwidth, but I'm not sure on how much a normal vB page takes up in bandwidth compared to a UBB page. I'm betting that vB would win just because it has gzip.

Xenon
27 Sep 2002, 19:28
Originally posted by obiwan8472
Now... first... will it make my bandwidth go down if I change?
Does VB make use of zlib?

You can enable gzip compression in the vb admin panel to reduce bandwith

Goldknight
27 Sep 2002, 22:17
Originally posted by Xenon


You can enable gzip compression in the vb admin panel to reduce bandwith

Yeah but that feature have side effect... it will provide bit higher queries.

filburt1
28 Sep 2002, 02:30
True, it does save server load for bandwidth, but bandwidth is usually more expensive ;)

Erwin
28 Sep 2002, 02:34
CGI is a killer on server load. PHP is much easier on the server. The tiny extra bit of increase server load with gzip turned on is negligible compared to the strain CGI puts on a server.