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Will xF be able to support my forum?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Kevlar, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    Currently have nearly 20 million posts and nearly 300,000 users. xF looks pretty, but can it handle the load and abuse?
  2. WhatChaMissin

    WhatChaMissin Active Member

    I would really like to see a big board running xf. :cool:
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It's designed to scale up well, and should do better with a few bits of caching enabled (and we plan to expand the cache layer). However, please keep in mind that it hasn't been stressed to extreme levels yet. :)

    Search will always be the big challenge. We do not currently have a Sphinx search system, though we hope that it won't be that hard to add to our search handler at some point.
    kkm323, Chimpie, akbas and 2 others like this.
  4. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    I will be watching it closely then...

    It takes us currently 3 beefy servers all cached to the hilt to be able to run our forum and that is with Sphinx integration. I dare not try to use the internal search function as it is an almost guaranteed forum killer with the amount of data and traffic we see on a regular basis.
  5. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Would it be possible to test the product before purchase?
    I wouldn't mind seeing if I can convert my 8 year old VB forum to Xenforo.
  6. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    Curious to see if any of the big forum guys have adopted this software yet and if they have run into any unexpected issues related to forum size?
  7. ankurs

    ankurs Well-Known Member

    "no" big forum will jump on a "beta" in production environment

    wait for stable release to hit and you will see many adapting to xF
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I had a big issue rebuilding search index cache, still haven't completed it. That's a 700k posts board. Good luck with 20m posts!

    That said, I turned on APC and the load went from 0.23 (vB was 0.37) to 0.09 to 0.14.
  9. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    Ya... that much I know, but I figured some guys would be at least testing it by now.

    Floris... all I have to say is :( regarding the indexing. I'm guessing it will be a mandate then to wait until sphinx integration is ready. Good to hear the load has dropped though.
  10. Floris

    Floris Guest

    The thing is, it goes well, and goes fast .. It did not take long to get 150k done. But the load simply went from 0.09 to .. way toooo much. Since there currently is not 'pause/continue' button - but you can Exit the rebuilder, so when load goes up you can quit it. I think ideally doing a shell query or script to handle it would perhaps resolve that problem. I am not sure at this point. Maybe my server with xeon cpus and 2gb ram is just not enough.
  11. Shelby

    Shelby Active Member

    I'm suprised there aren't any internal testing tools that are made during development to test this kind of thing. Course, I'm not sure why I'm suprised considering the industry.
  12. maidos

    maidos Active Member

    my part running beta with 400 000 members just a test for one week. my server load went to 4.15
    not sure if this is a software issue or not but apc isnt caching properly for xenforo
  13. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    I'm just checking in to see if there are any updates on larger forums running xF?
  14. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    not big .. but pretty busy http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/

    And this one here you are looking at : xenforo.com/forum Also not big but pretty busy :) ....

    You will do just fine with xF some of the guys did implement the sphinx search , APC (and whatever opcache flavor you like)

    Of course no BIG board will switch at the moment because the software is still beta :) But it's really good to know that the big boys are watching :)
  15. Kevlar

    Kevlar Member

    I'm just checking back in here to see if there are any new developments for handling large forums or if any large forums have moved over yet.

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