There is an Email Queuing Enhancements addon. https://xenforo.com/community/resources/email-queuing-enhancements.6631/
This takes soo many emails from the queue and send them to the email server. That way you can keep below the limits of your host.
I came to this thread trying to find...
How much speed increase should we expect in page generation times with Redis enabled?
Page load time with redis enabled/disabled is the same, I haven't seen a difference.
// setup redis caching
$config['cache']['enabled'] = true;
$config['pagecache']['enabled'] = true...
Great add on, I can use it for tweaking the website to get better performance.
Loading the 'Whats New page'
loading the Forum main page.
This is with no SQL cache and no Redis enabled.
However when I do add SQL thread/table cache and Redis, I don't see a difference. So I'll look into that...
Answer for number 6.
I use Tapatalk on my VB4 forum, and its okay as VB4 isn't mobile friendly in its native form. However running a trial on XenForo I am very impressed with how it runs on the mobile, doing away for the need for Tapatalk in my opinion.
I havn't purchased XenForo yet, just wanted to check a few things first. The layout is very nice and clean, and looks to have all the benefits we are after.
I have PHP 7.3.9 and MySQL 5.5.62, so meet the min requirements. The forum has CMS, Blogs, Calender, Photo Gallery, and Forum posts.