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Curious of the hardware to host this instance of Xenforo

#1
I'm very impressed with the speed of Xenforo and curious of the hardware used for this instance.

Mostly to get a better idea of the performance and where it would land on the hardware I have available.

Thanks
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#2
XenForo.com is run on a dedicated server. However, XenForo routinely performs very well on many different server types, I am sure you will be fine.
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#3
An example, a forum (running default XenForo and no addons) I was working on last night had 3100 users online, and the server loads were 3-4 out of 32 (opteron 2.2ghz iirc)
 

craigiri

Well-known member
#5
Example of two smaller server types...

1. 4 year old quad-core 2.6GHZ Xeon - slow hard drive, 8 GIGs Rams - lots of add-ons and even other small sites and CMS on the same server...1.5 million posts.

Serves up to 3,000,000 pages per month with no sweat. Never saw load above 2 for any period of time.
Usual peaks are about 1,000 online at once (according to XF stats).

2. Tiny VPS - 1G Ram and 1CPU or less. About a dozen add-ons and one instance of WP

Serves 200,000 pages per month and load is very low even in the single slice of CPU.

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So basically you want to figure out what you have in terms of traffic, what you expect to happen and then you can make a informed decision. Only a tiny subset of forums would ever need the kind of iron Slavik is talking about.