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how many user/traffic can phpbb handle

Post by egelone » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:16 am

Hey there,

I am just curious about the limit of phpbb.
Let's just assume i can get a dedicated server, how many users/how much traffic can phpbb handle.

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Re: how many user/traffic can phpbb handle

Post by Heo32 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:06 am

phpBB doesn't actually have a limit. The server configuration settings for simultaneous connections and server bandwidth available will determine how many users can be connected at the same time. If you go with a reputable server provider, this number could allow thousands of people at once.

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Post by Mick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:38 am

And another question is how many users are you expecting?
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Re: how many user/traffic can phpbb handle

Post by egelone » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:52 pm

About 7.4 million users. Thanks

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Post by Mick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Really? Straight away or over a period of time?
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Post by david63 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:57 pm

Mick wrote:
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Really? Straight away or over a period of time?
If it follows the membership rate of this site - about 270 years!!
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Re: how many user/traffic can phpbb handle

Post by Holger » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:31 pm

My forum is running since 2003 and we have 100K users with almost 1M posts.
There are always 300-500 users online all the time.
As a forum automatically gets heavily modified over such a long time the load for the server and DB increases a lot.
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Re: how many user/traffic can phpbb handle

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:50 pm

egelone wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:16 am
how many users
Technically 99'999'999 accounts, whereas one "user" is for guests and a few dozen "user"s are for bots. However, you could easily tweak this to 2'147'483'647.

egelone wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:16 am
how much traffic
phpBB has nothing to do with traffic if you mean the network. If you mean users being active at the same time then it's no problem for phpBB itself either.

egelone wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:52 pm
7.4 million users
I'm highly interested in seeing this in action - the board's content must be awesome.
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