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Old 23 Jan 2013, 23:36
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What needs to handle 2500 users online at once

On 01/05 we had over 1,200 online at once and I expect around 2,500 on 02/06. There will be several times that day when post will spike to about 800 in about a 10 second span. Currently I have

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz
100 mbps Uplink
16 GB DDR3 Memory
1 TB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

My current host is hostgator and we are getting around 230,000 pageviews a day. I expect over 500,000 on NSD.

When we had 1,200 online things got really slow and almost crashed. What are some suggestions and does anyone have any experience with vbulletin and amazon aws. I got a vanilla install up but had issues importing my database due to the mysql memory size on amazon RDS.

For those with experience is amazon the way to go or multiple servers? Also what about rackspace and how do they compare to amazon?
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Old 23 Jan 2013, 23:43
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Are all of these actual human users, or mostly "Guests?" Eliminate most of the automated bandwidth leeches by blocking Baidu and other bad user agents. Use this Mod for that:

Ban Spiders by User Agent

Link to the 4.x.x version and some nice lists of bad actors to block, in the thread. Cut your leech traffic almost totally out.
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Old 23 Jan 2013, 23:46
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No they are human. We do a pretty good job with the spiders.
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Old 23 Jan 2013, 23:47
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No they are human. We do a pretty good job with the spiders.
1,200 to 2,000 human, logged in users online?

I gotta see this great board, link please?
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 00:55
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You've never seen a site like that MT?

Ill PM you a couple lol

You would need to give us a bit more detail about the servers state when it loads up, cpu usage, ram usage, disk i/o stats etc.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 01:04
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http://canesinsight.com

Isn't that busy right now. Currently There are currently 808 users online. 664 members and 144 guests
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 01:15
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Originally Posted by snakes1100 View Post
You've never seen a site like that MT?.
Actually I have, just like to see more of them.
Originally Posted by AndrewwSimm
http://canesinsight.com

Isn't that busy right now. Currently There are currently 808 users online. 664 members and 144 guests
Thanks! It looks GREAT!
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 01:26
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Actually I have, just like to see more of them.Thanks! It looks GREAT!
thanks, I am just worried about the crashing.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 01:31
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You would need to give us a bit more detail about the servers state when it loads up, cpu usage, ram usage, disk i/o stats etc.
Any info?
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 01:31
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Originally Posted by AndrewSimm View Post
thanks, I am just worried about the crashing.
I would be too.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 02:15
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Currently

2.95 4.03 5.29 | 1,043 Users Online (830 members and 213 guests)

It spikes during announcements. Basically I get post bombed.

--------------- Added 24 Jan 2013 at 02:20 ---------------

Running apache, nginx, and DP Sphinx, Tables are still MyISAM
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 02:27
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Rather high load for that amount of users on, but we dont know much about your setup without details.

nginx & apache may not be tuned/optimized.

hacks installed make a difference.

no cache installed?

the disk setup you have isnt very good for a db server.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 03:12
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I am not running a lot of hacks. vBDynamics and vbGallery but those don't get a lot of traffic. Datastore in the file system. No memcache or xcache yet.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 03:18
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File based caching is not as fast as memory.

Without know nginx & apache conf, not much more can really be said, not to mention is if sql is optimized as well.

With slow 1tb sata drives, thats not going to be good performance wise, for sql either.
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Old 24 Jan 2013, 14:04
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It shows that alot of your resources aren't being cached.

I suggest you do the following.

*Install cloudflare and disable it's rocketloader feature. It can help serve content as a cdn as well as help block attackers/bad bots.

*Install the htaccess found in my guide to help with caching, gzip & more.

*Try out vb4 supercharged.

*Optimize your images

*Where possible, add css sprites.

And last but not least, make a post here to help fine tune your server hardware/software.
https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/foru...-Configuration
If you need help with any of the above, simply look in my signature for the link to the popular guide.
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