Hello all, My question has to do with how the developers or others test this and other forum software. It seems very difficult to predict actual forum activity or to use a basic linear scale to assume that "x" server setup can handle "x" users, each posting, looking, searching, etc. This interests me both from a purely technical angle AND for actual consideration and purchase. As an example, my current forum software on a basic dedicated server hits a "wall" at about 20,000 visits (75K+ page views) in a day, whereas is handles 16,000 with ease. I should mention that the server is three years old (dual 2.5 2G Ram) and that the same site also serves some static and other content - but the forum is 90% of the load. I know answers to this stuff are often dependent on many factors - but it would be interesting to have a suggested benchmark Big Board install which would at least be a rough reference.....i.e, "we, the developers, feel that a newer dedicated linux server with 2+G Ram and "y" processor could easily host a typical forum community which serves 200,000+ page views in a busy day".......or something of the sort! Any hints, tips and links to other threads would be great! Often, we admins don't get to find out until it is too late!