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my board eating so much resources

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Right now there are 149 users at my board, my ram usage is 1343mb. There is something wrong with my board?
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Yes must be something wrong either you did not properly installed or gave permissions to the required folders, try to use the latest version of the phpBB maybe you are using the older version?
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What extensions do you have installed.

I notice you have an adblocker installed which, presumably, means that you have ads on your site. Remove the ads and you will see a significant improvement - ads are notorious for eating up your resources.
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without knowing the environment you are running in that memory usage could be low!

are shared hosting VPS dedicated?? what control panel are you using if any what web server?
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sakm wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 9:25 pm
without knowing the environment you are running in that memory usage could be low!

are shared hosting VPS dedicated?? what control panel are you using if any what web server?
^^^^^^This^^^^^^

Impossible for anyone to say for sure if it's low or high without more information on your server/setup.
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dillsay wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Yes must be something wrong either you did not properly installed or gave permissions to the required folders, try to use the latest version of the phpBB maybe you are using the older version?
yes, i am using 3.1.8
david63 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 8:47 pm
What extensions do you have installed.

I notice you have an adblocker installed which, presumably, means that you have ads on your site. Remove the ads and you will see a significant improvement - ads are notorious for eating up your resources.
before i was on godaddy shared hosting which has 2gb ram, it could handle 1200 users at a time, this happened after i change my host.
sakm wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 9:25 pm
without knowing the environment you are running in that memory usage could be low!

are shared hosting VPS dedicated?? what control panel are you using if any what web server?
i am using hosting raja vps, which has 4gb ram. my control panel is HR panel.
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i talked to my host and they said my database needs to optimize.... Can my database cause this problem? If so, how to optimize it. i have installed data Optimise & Repair
david63 wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 8:47 pm
What extensions do you have installed.

I notice you have an adblocker installed which, presumably, means that you have ads on your site. Remove the ads and you will see a significant improvement - ads are notorious for eating up your resources.
here is my installed extension
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Now we have half the info

You memory usage is about right!
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sakm wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Now we have half the info

You memory usage is about right!
my host said if the database is optimize, my board will able to handle around 3k a time!!! Is it posible with 4gb ram?
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ngaia wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:44 pm
sakm wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:29 pm
Now we have half the info

You memory usage is about right!
my host said if the database is optimize, my board will able to handle around 3k a time!!! Is it posible with 4gb ram?
It's the set up you have you need to look at and not just the database

You will need to tweak it for better performance
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how do i do that?
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This forum is for support of phpBB, not for server tweaking. ;)
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If you are on a managed vps then your host should happily do it for you

Upgrading to 3.2 and using php 7.x will help too

Do not ask the host to touch the database or files but ask them to optimise mysql and apache also make sure you are using the latest version of of all software and remove any addons and modules that aren't required by you also run external dns

But as above this is for phpbb support so head over to Web hosting talk it's a minefield of information

Hope that helps
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sakm wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 5:05 pm
If you are on a managed vps then your host should happily do it for you

Upgrading to 3.2 and using php 7.x will help too

Do not ask the host to touch the database or files but ask them to optimise mysql and apache also make sure you are using the latest version of of all software and remove any addons and modules that aren't required by you also run external dns

But as above this is for phpbb support so head over to Web hosting talk it's a minefield of information

Hope that helps
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Have you been using VPS before you changed hosting company? They should tell you the source machine behind VPS. VPS is controled by one physical server hosting multiple virtual servers. To sum it up, you probably get 20% or less of dedicated power. Single core 4gb ram dedicated would perform a lot better than a VPS you are using.

Now the main question is, what those users do on your board, what kind of traffic they generate, what is mysql usage? Not all extensions are resource friendly given that they are still in development or have no indexing for some parts. Try disabling one by one extension to find possible culprit.

Board with 500+users active at the same time won't work with a VPS. You would need a low to mid end dedicated server with SSD.

You can also play with SQL logs, especially slow.log to see which queries are taking more to execute and therefore eating more power.

That being said, not every hosting company has same VPS plans and performance they claim to have.
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