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How many add-ons are too many add-ons?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Bob_R, May 26, 2016.

  1. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    How many add-ons do you have installed?

    Is there such a thing as too many add-ons or does it have more to do with your hosting plan?
  2. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    15 add ons
  3. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    Honestly when it comes to add-ons its usually about having too many themes if you ask me lol. Everytime you install, uninstall or upgrade and it reparses templates it has to go through every single theme I believe. Takes longer with more themes.

    Generally there is no number. The right addons I could have 100 and barely notice any difference with 15. An Addon can be a simple as a template mod and you can end up with a few of those so that you don't have to manually apply a common tweak to several themes. There is always going to be additional checks because of each addon but we are probably talking under a millisecond for each one?

    It's when you get into having several heavy addons that do database reads and writes and they are all effecting one page. Thats when the performance gets questionable.
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  4. thumped

    thumped Well-Known Member

  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's actually styles and languages.

    It's an impossible question to answer though as there are too many variables.
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  6. wang

    wang Well-Known Member

    It depends on the add ons installed. If the add ons are coded properly then no matter how many you have installed you have nothing to worry about. But if they are poorly coded, then even one is one too many imo.
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
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  7. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Hosting has a whole lot to do with it. Have your own server, a powerful one, do what you want and enjoy whatever you want on your site.
  8. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Also, keep in mind upgrades and modification support.

    Don't want to be stuck with a mega successful community, relying on many, many addons that suddenly become unsupported and mean you can't upgrade.

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