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Scaling and did you guys consider a document store?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tony4d, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. tony4d

    tony4d New Member

    Have you guys thought about scaling this software to millions of users and 10s of millions of posts? Also, during your design did you consider a document store like mongoDB?
  2. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    why? perl and flatfiles are working just fine.
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  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    XenForo was built with big boards in mind. ;) Though I imagine you'd need to make some changes to your server setup with that much traffic, and eventually things like Sphinx will be in XenForo, but generally it seems large boards can run on XF with little trouble.
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I bet ya it will outperform the marketleader vBulletin v4.
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  5. tony4d

    tony4d New Member

    Thanks guys, but it would be great to get a response from the leads on the project. I was seriously looking for something with substance. Xenforo has an opportunity to replace IGN Boards, but I'll need some more info on the design of the app, especially how the db is abstracted. Kier, feel free to DM me on twitter @tony4d Would be great to have a phone or video chat.
  6. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

  7. tony4d

    tony4d New Member

  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Yea with performance as good as Xenforo, it is much easier to scale !
    If you were at all interested in forum software for millions of users ... I would buy a $140 copy of Xenforo today and start playing with it yourself.
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  9. Steve10

    Steve10 Well-Known Member

    Got to say it'd be a real show of faith in the company if a well known company such as IGN used Xenforo for it's boards.
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  10. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    IGN have only recently finished implementing their own custom boards, which has scalability in mind.
  11. tony4d

    tony4d New Member

    Our custom boards software is crap to maintain and extend. We need to replace the software and that's why I'm here. I'm not a user, I work in engineering at IGN. I PM'ed Kier and he's ignoring me, not sure why?
  12. Ajaxboy

    Ajaxboy Active Member

    He is probably busy.. I think they don't have plans to go that far yet, the project hasn't even got to an official stable release.. so it is premature as I see it.. etc.. I think it will grow on its own pace..
  13. tony4d

    tony4d New Member

    This is a startup, an opportunity to replace the biggest board software on the Internet is an amazing.
  14. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    Just saying...I think for his time zone, it is around 7:40am...he might not be up.
  15. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Really? wow, that's bad news for the IGN development team. They spent what, 2 years developing those "revolutionary" new boards, and they messed it up.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Kier/we were up until 3am UK time so I expect he will respond as soon as he's back online.

    I have made him aware of this thread.
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Tony, add me to the conversation and I'll have a look too.
  18. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    Big things
  19. DregondRahl

    DregondRahl Member

    I think XenForo could scale well, from the way the database is structured it seems quite scalable. However many other factors would determine this too, such as using Percona server for handling the amount of JOINS better for each page, but there is also consistency of queries which is very useful for estimating resources. With Memcached, and xCache/APC it should scale fine, but considering its based on Zend Framework, it maybe also compilable using Hip-Hop for even better scaling performance. I have seen phpBB scale well (2million members and 33milion posts), and I have a feeling XenForo would survive scaling to such an amount too. The main difference is memory usage only.

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