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Our Server Usage on Vbulletin
« on: July 07, 2011, 06:14:13 pm »
So far, I am very impressed with the way our Linode VPS is handling the increased load vBulletin causes.  With just SMF (which is designed to be "light" on server usage compared to many other forums), our server averaged 4.5% CPU usage most days. vBulletin -- even with the heavy usage it's had the past few days (and even with the old SMF forum available read-only and being read by about 15 people last I looked, our server has only averaged about 10% CPU usage since we opened the board to the public Tuesday.

CPU usage is much more swingy, with the high point reaching around 24% CPU usage a couple of times, but nothing the server can't handle. Before we made it public, I was afraid it might be averaging 30 or 40 percent. Page load time is reasonable, averaging about .3 seconds. While this is about 3 times the page load times on our SMF board, it's still pretty good. (Some vBulletin boards I use that don't have as much usage as we do average over a second per page.)

If this trend continues, we will probably be able to add some more features and make some (like friend activity lists) a bit better.
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Re: Our Server Usage on Vbulletin
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 11:20:41 pm »
Quote from: RandallS;2681
So far, I am very impressed with the way our Linode VPS is handling the increased load vBulletin causes.

Right on!  (My spontaneous oral remark to the screen as I read was "right arm", but while that bit of silly slang [I think from my Canadian Forces days, but it's long enough ago that I'm not sure] works fine out loud, I thought it'd be confusing in text.)

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