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The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by rjs » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:12 pm

From this end, the new site is running really good. Much faster than the old pulling up content. Both site and forum.

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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by Websmurf » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:47 pm

yes, i've noticed the same.

nice work guys!
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by brad » Fri Aug 26, 2005 10:12 pm

Yes! A combination of SMF and a Dual Opteron server.. means we are whizzing along nicely. Thanks for noticing.
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by Websmurf » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:53 am

Nice to hear brad,

Is SMF that less resource intensive as vBulletin? I was wondering how many visitors the main site is getting a day at the moment.
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by brad » Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:26 am

SMF is less resource intensive than vBulletin. And 1.1 is even better than 1.0.X as far as I can tell.. :)

I'll get some stats together on a regular basis when we get through this busy time period.
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by guilliam » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:43 am

brad wrote: Yes! A combination of SMF and a Dual Opteron server.. means we are whizzing along nicely. Thanks for noticing.
wow! DUAL OPTE! that explains well why everything is at breeze speed. very well done brad!
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by Websmurf » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:26 am

Got myself a dedicated dual xeon machine. Works also pretty nice :)
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by robertm » Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:24 pm

brad wrote: SMF is less resource intensive than vBulletin. And 1.1 is even better than 1.0.X as far as I can tell.. :)

I'll get some stats together on a regular basis when we get through this busy time period.
The icons on the topic pages are a little hard to decipher but the rest of the forum is an improvement imo. The speed and especially the toned down appearance are especially nice. thanks.

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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by stingrey » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:12 am

robertm wrote: The icons on the topic pages are a little hard to decipher
I agree.
When we settle down into 'normal' operations, we can look at tweaking these little cosmetic issues.


Also it should be mentioned that the SMF Team have been kindly helping us and other members here get used to SMF and get the most out of it, so a big thanks to them.
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by Websmurf » Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:28 am

Well, i can say for myself that i like SMF better than vBulletin from a user point of view.

I've had a look once in the vBulletin backend but found it a bit of a mess. I'll have a look at SMF later this week to see how they've done it.
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by stingrey » Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:01 am

Websmurf wrote: I've had a look once in the vBulletin backend but found it a bit of a mess. I'll have a look at SMF later this week to see how they've done it.
Well SMF Admin area is faster than VB admin area.

However VB Admin area 'seems' to have more functionality, even if its sometimes the locations are not intuitive.
I could be wrong as I am still familiarising myself with SMF
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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by Rochen » Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:57 am

Websmurf wrote: Got myself a dedicated dual xeon machine. Works also pretty nice :)
Dual Xeon's perform nicely. We run both Dual Xeon and Dual Opteron servers. We have seen about 30% better performance out of the Dual Opteron boxes, especially when it comes to intensive database tasks etc.
stingrey wrote:Also it should be mentioned that the SMF Team have been kindly helping us and other members here get used to SMF and get the most out of it, so a big thanks to them.
Yes, the SMF development team have been most helpful. We have already applied a couple of database tweaks on this forum to increase performance based on recommendations from them.

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Re: The new site and forum is fast...!!

Post by [Unknown] » Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:36 am

stingrey wrote:
robertm wrote: The icons on the topic pages are a little hard to decipher
I agree.
When we settle down into 'normal' operations, we can look at tweaking these little cosmetic issues.

Also it should be mentioned that the SMF Team have been kindly helping us and other members here get used to SMF and get the most out of it, so a big thanks to them.
I'm glad to be of service :).  Most of the people at Simple Machines think well of Mambo (and its developers) and of course we believe in supporting people who use our software.

As to the icons, some people have complained about them being less-distiguishable than desirable - this theme uses the same icons for topics as the default theme.  These icons are often different among different themes, and are fairly easily customizable.
Rochen wrote: Yes, the SMF development team have been most helpful. We have already applied a couple of database tweaks on this forum to increase performance based on recommendations from them.
I always have more suggestions ;).  It's running pretty well, but those load averages could be an even smaller number :).  I might also warn you I see 416 zombies, which is somewhat alarming (but might be a temporary issue or mistake.)

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