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Number of forum.

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by rajraj, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. rajraj

    rajraj Member

    Can I make 30 categories(sections) and can add 30 forums in each category?. That means total 900 forums.
    Can I get smooth operation with this?
    Please guide me.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  2. Jattitude

    Jattitude Member

    Yes you can create as many categories as you want and as many sub forums as you like within each category. 900 or 9000, xenforo does not have a max limit to that as far as I understand.

    Forum would work fine if that is what you mean by smooth operation.
  3. rajraj

    rajraj Member

    what is sub forum?. i understood there is section, forum and thread. please guide me.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    A sub forum is a forum inside a forum (also called a child forum). For example, the Closed Suggestions forum is a sub-forum (child forum) of the Suggestions forum:

  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    While there's no hard limit, there are performance considerations with a large number of forums. Perhaps more significant are the general usability limits. 900 forums will likely be a pain for users to navigate and potentially for moderators to use (such as when moving threads).

    I don't know what you have in mind, but I'd recommend a different approach.
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  6. rajraj

    rajraj Member

    Will it affect performance if I make 30 main forum and 30 subforum in each main forum?
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It will certainly add a fair amount of overhead to displaying the forum list page; it will trigger a lot of work.
  8. rajraj

    rajraj Member

    What is the best number to achieve
    What is the best number of forum and sub forum to achieve highest performance?
  9. n00bsaibot

    n00bsaibot Well-Known Member

    IGN is running Xenforo and easily has 400 forum/subforums. Of course, you have to consider their IT budget.
  10. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The highest performance is always going to be the least amount of work. A forum with 1 thread will be faster than one with a million, but that's not necessarily useful.

    It's difficult to say specifics as there will be massive variations by server. I don't really think a list of 900 forums is necessarily useful. The page will generate, but it's still going to require significantly more work than 100 forums (which is still a pretty extensive amount).
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  11. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    I'd have to agree, especially after getting performance complaints with one of our add-ons on a clients board that has 1200 nodes o_O

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