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Does Xenforo's notification system support large sites? IPB does not.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by bababooey, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. bababooey

    bababooey New Member

    We recently switched our big board from vB to IPB, only to discover that any thread/forum with 200-300 followers will suffer from posting delays when new users try to post to that thread/forum. The more followers, the greater the delay. A few thousand followers produces a 30+ delay on new topics/posts.


    This is likely why IPB defaults to having all notifications turned off.


    Does Xenforo suffer from the same flaws?
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    XenForo includes a deferred system that will take care of long running process:

  4. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    How big is your board?
  5. bababooey

    bababooey New Member

  6. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Well, if IGN is working on XF, I can't see why any other "big board" wouldn't.
  7. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I guess if you're going to copy features, you need to make sure you do it better not worse than the competition...

    XF seems to be performing great for big boards from what I've heard.
  8. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    IGN is highly optimized and modified so its not fair to use it as a comparison. It's better to use a big board that isn't actual run by professional coders who are paid to optimize the forum. Compare a large board that runs Xenforo out of the box with little modifications. All a big board like that needs is a vps or dedicated server.
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  9. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    People with forums that size, have lots of traffic = lots of ads = money. If you don't put anything back to your website, don't expect it work properly or be user friendly as much as users want it to be. Unique features based on the forum's subject is also highly likable.
    Boards that size are using multiple dedicated servers. There is nothing special at IGN. Coders won't help that much as server optimization in terms of SQL/PHP. I can bet though that he won't need any of these and everything would just work as designed.
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    There's plenty of special stuff going on at IGN. Have you not paid any attention to the IGN coder's posts? Also you have but to just look around (if you have an account) to tell how much change has been done.
  11. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Xenforo seems pretty optimized to begin with. What factors affect site speed?
  12. dbembibre

    dbembibre Active Member

    My big board have 2.000 concurrent users, 14 million of posts, and many threads with 3000-5000 posts, not problem at all with two relative old servers one for front end and one for backend. ;)
    I dont make any modification to xenforo, except two addons doit by me and 5 from here. My big bottleneck is database beacuse have 15GB of size and my disk controller is slow.
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  13. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    SSD drives are pretty cheap today. It can help a lot.
  14. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

  15. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    @Mike Tougeron is the best person to address IGN, of course, but from his postings here it doesn't sound like they did anything special to support notifications on their large site (eg: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/ign-forum.46896/#post-507913).
  16. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Notifications are jacked up on IGN, which is telling me there's something either wrong with their site or it's just a bug in the way they modified it. Everytime I log on IGN boards I get an alert, the alert is for nothing.

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