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Big Boards?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Thomas Poots, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Thomas Poots

    Thomas Poots Member


    Just came across xen foro today and I must say I'm pretty amazed at what I see, a breath of fresh air amongst a set of tired forum software.

    Just one question though, do we have any idea how the software will cope in a big board situation? The forum itself uses a fair bit of ajax and other javascript by the looks of things and I'm wondering what effect this would have on a forum with thousands of active users at any time?

    Obviously there's no knowing *exactly* how it'll behave but it'd be interesting to know what has been implemented to prevent resource hogging by way of caching or other methods.
  2. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    When Ajax is used well it can actually reduce server load as it doesn't require a full page load to view the information and certain information can be left of page until needed also reducing the page size.

    Kier and Mike have said since the beginning that XenForo is built with BIG in mind so I expect that it will do VERY VERY well..
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  4. Thomas Poots

    Thomas Poots Member

    Good point, just depends how the ajax behaves on times of heavy server usage. In the past I've seen all ajax elements disabled within the likes of vbulletin on very active forums as the JS behaves erratically when the site is slow.
    Promising stuff, will be interesting to see how it performs on even bigger forums!
  5. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Indeed, it does all depend how well it is designed, the good news is with XenForo EVERYTHING has a failback method so in the event that JS does fail the board still works and this is great.
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  6. Thomas Poots

    Thomas Poots Member

    Did not know that, this is good news! Who needs other software now eh? It's already looking better than the competition in the alpha stages ;)
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  7. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Ditto to that, thanks for starting this thread.
    Was not aware of this either, thanks for bringing this to my attention
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Turn off JS and give it a try :)
  9. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    hmmm....I don't see a difference ...but I'm pretty sure that's the point :)
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  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    If you don't see the difference, then your question is answered :D
  11. TheComputerGuy

    TheComputerGuy Active Member

    I can't wait to see how this will work with my big board.
  12. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    Computer guy, would you mind linking me to your board? Thanks!

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