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Scaleability of xenForo?

#1
Unity3d is in the process of migrating from xenForo to Lithium. It is not going well.

A user on the Unity forum indicated that one of the reasons for leaving xenForo (which the community liked a lot) was that xenForo was not sufficiently scalable for a growing company such as Unity3d.

Is this true?
 

tyteen4a03

Well-known member
#3
Lithium seems to have more analytical features, which might be what they are after.

I don't think XenForo is less scalable; Lithium is also PHP so they would face the same problems as XenForo when it comes to scale.
 
#5
After a lot of digging by our community we have discovered that Unity has as you suggested, off-loaded its forum to Lithium and their servers.

We expect this was done to save money, at the cost of some jobs and our ease-of-use.

We really like XenForo, but sadly, I don't think we will get it back at Unity. Thank you for your assistance.
 

Xon

Well-known member
#8
I highly doubt it's to save money. Lithium costs multiple thousands of dollars.
You'ld be suprised how adverse companies can be at paying wages to maintain an inhouse system vs paying operating costs for someone else todo things.
 

tyteen4a03

Well-known member
#9
I'm pretty sure Lithium is Java. Either way, Lithium is always offered as a SAAS, meaning Lithium actually host it for the customer.

Liam
Oh, I was thinking about the framework.

You'ld be suprised how adverse companies can be at paying wages to maintain an inhouse system vs paying operating costs for someone else todo things.
I wouldn't be surprised. If the cost of maintaining XenForo addons/customisations and hosting is so much that it outweighs the benefits, then it makes sense to outsource it to a 3rd party all-in-one solution.