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N1ckL21
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Capacity

Post by N1ckL21 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:16 pm

I've been using phpBB for years and I love it. I'm currently in the works of a new website which will be a forum as well. This time I plan on it being quite a bit bigger than my previous sites. My brother who makes a living off websites has recently told me that phpBB can't handle large amounts of traffic at one time. Is this true, and if so, will it be true for phpBB 3.0?

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Re: Capacity

Post by matthewf » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:25 pm

I would say this is more down to the server then the software and the database settings, a shared hosting package can only allow so many connections at once, a dedicated server can handle more

I have seen some phpbb2 forums handle a lot of people, but again its down to the server

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Re: Capacity

Post by Kevin Clark » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:26 pm

A list of the biggest phpBB forums on the net
http://rankings.big-boards.com/?filter=phpBB,all

If it couldn't handle a lot of traffic, I doubt they'd exist.
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Re: Capacity

Post by N1ckL21 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:36 pm

Wow, well that changes my mind entirely, thanks for clearing that up. I have one more question now, if i install the most current beta version of 3.0, will i be able to upgrade when the final version comes out, or do you advise me to wait? Thanks.

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Re: Capacity

Post by Kevin Clark » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:39 pm

We don't know yet if there will be a beta>RC1/gold upgrade available.
But if there is they've said that upgrades from the beta will not be supported.

So you can go ahead and install phpBB2 (as you will be able to convert it to phpBB3 when the time comes) or just wait for RC1 or gold to come out. RC1 looks to be very close.
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Re: Capacity

Post by Dog Cow » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:44 pm

I believe phpBB3 has been deigned to easily handle millions of posts better than phpBB2 if installed in the same server.

Server speed is a big issue, but BB3 is definitely engineered with million post forums in mind

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Re: Capacity

Post by Nicholas the Italian » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:50 pm

8O 8O 8O
How can a board handle one billion messages?
How can someone create a board with one billion messages?
8O 8O 8O

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Re: Capacity

Post by Dog Cow » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:57 pm

Nicholas the Italian wrote: 8O 8O 8O
How can a board handle one billion messages?
How can someone create a board with one billion messages?
8O 8O 8O



Billion? Well, GaiaOnline is very close to 1 Billion messages, so you'd have to ask them.

Basically, it takes a lot of money, time, and skills.

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Re: Capacity

Post by APTX » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:35 pm

Billion is the name of milliard/thousand million in english speaking countries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_scale
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Re: Capacity

Post by 3Di » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:13 pm

Dog Cow wrote:
Nicholas the Italian wrote: 8O 8O 8O
How can a board handle one billion messages?
How can someone create a board with one billion messages?
8O 8O 8O



Billion? Well, GaiaOnline is very close to 1 Billion messages, so you'd have to ask them.

Basically, it takes a lot of money, time, and skills.


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