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Best way to save memory?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by billybatz9, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Hey guys,

    Whats the best way to save memory? Do you limit users uploads, only allow uploads to certain groups... etc?
     
  2. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Do you mean RAM or HDD/SSD?
     
  3. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Newbie here... explain difference please LOL
     
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

  6. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Memory (specifically RAM) is used by the web server to make the programs run... very simply.. the more memory you have... the more your server can do.

    I think you are refering to Hard drive space (eg how much space is on your C: drive in your PC).. which.. on XenForo is realy only taken up by attachments...
     
  7. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    I thought attatchments were memory (RAM)
    Geesh I have lots to learn LOL

    Okay if you have a community posting lots and lots of pictures, your going to want to have more Hard Drive Space rather than ram?
     
  8. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Current, but it also depends. If many people would upload pictures at the same time, it would affect your RAM as well.
     
  9. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've found that as cameras take much better pictures now, my attachment usage has increased quite a bit over the last few years. When I migrated to XF in Feb 2012, I had 5.5GB of attachments from phpBB3. I'm now using more than 12GB of space
     
  10. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Ahh i seee now...
    How much ram and hard drive space does everyone run on their forum? And how much a month are you paying for hosting...
     
  11. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Community is going to kill everyone with uploading pictures.
    Which forum is that info for matt? Z22 or fitness
     
  12. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Z22SE
    stats.PNG
     
  13. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    That's quite a lot, but I think it also depends on the community you're running. If your community is more of a visual type or if your community topic is to "show-off", so yea, your attachement folder would be pretty big. Mine is quite large too, about 5GB, and it's that much because vB is a crappy system that doesn't know how to handle albums/pictures, so users get the idea and stop uploading.

    The RAM and HDD depends on the amount of users and data you have. A board that just started can be on a shared hosting with 200-500MB for quite a while (without carrying about RAM too much).
     
  14. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yep, men + cars = lots of pictures
     
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  15. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not even a car guy and I took 10 pictures of my car the day I got it... And about 10 of the car I totalled, and have since taken more of my car as people continue to do damage to it. This may be one of the truest statements I've ever read.
     
  16. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    idk whats worse with posting pictures.... men and cars, girls and fashion, or pet lovers and their pets

    Im a pet lover type of guy haha
     
  17. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    what addon do you use to get the attachment data shown in forum stats?
     
  18. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    2TB (RAID 1) storage 36GB RAM on one of mine, on another 1TB (RAID 1) storage and 24GB RAM and the final one 128GB SSD (RAID 1) and 24GB RAM.
    First is running $135 a month, second one is $85 a month and the last one is $110.
    The first server is just sitting idle - don't use it for anything right now. If the new forum I started takes off I'll probably move it there as what it is in reference to usually ends up generating a LOT of photos (mud dogging - for those that don't know what that means, just boys and their big boy toys playing in the mud and doing their best to not get stuck/buried).
     
  19. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

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  20. billybatz9

    billybatz9 Active Member

    Is there anyway to limit users on the amount of pictures they can upload?
    Once they reach their limit, they have to delete pics from recent tthreads that they made to upload more.
    Just trying to figure out a way to save memory. I know most people go broke once users start uploading pictures daily. having to buy very expensive hosting.
     

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