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raindog308

vpsBoard Premium Member
Moderator
I used to run an IPB at BuyVM (I understand that's where vpsboard is).

vpsboard is sometimes slow...here is what I did to make my IPB fast:

1. Use nginx & php-fpm

2. Use APC (and tell IPB you're using APC)

3. Tuned the heck out of MySQL.  Particularly MyISAM read parameters.  Give MySQL a lot of memory to use.

4. Pre-compress images (though it doesn't look like vpsboard's theme is very image-intensive)

5. Turn off a lot of stuff that isn't needed...e.g., bind, xinetd, etc.  That's so you can run more php-fpm workers and give MySQL more memory :)
 

Ash

New Member
@raindog308

I guess that would be the ongoing DDoS and filtering which is slowing it down. I keep hitting sluggish moments, but when its working, its working fast and im from the UK.

I actually quite like how this site is layed out, they have all the functionality required as well. I would say its kitted out better than WHT.
 
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Mun

Never Forget
They are using lighttpd and php5-fpm

I'm almost sure apc is already on.

MYSQL is already tuned by my guesses.

Pre-compress images won't do much here, since nothing is stored here.

Im pretty sure that the only thing on here is lighttpd, php, and some other basic level apps.
 

365Networks

New Member
Loads fine for me however I am in Canada so I am quite close to the server. I would prefer if you guys kept it IPB....but it is all the same I guess once you throw a couple mods in.

Is there any plans to have caching servers set up? Europe, Oceania, Asia?
 

TruvisT

Server Management Specialist
Verified Provider
I used to run an IPB at BuyVM (I understand that's where vpsboard is).

vpsboard is sometimes slow...here is what I did to make my IPB fast:

1. Use nginx & php-fpm

2. Use APC (and tell IPB you're using APC)

3. Tuned the heck out of MySQL.  Particularly MyISAM read parameters.  Give MySQL a lot of memory to use.

4. Pre-compress images (though it doesn't look like vpsboard's theme is very image-intensive)

5. Turn off a lot of stuff that isn't needed...e.g., bind, xinetd, etc.  That's so you can run more php-fpm workers and give MySQL more memory :)
I did the samething other then I connected memcached and threw on varnish cache. It ran pretty fast. :)
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
I used to run an IPB at BuyVM (I understand that's where vpsboard is).

vpsboard is sometimes slow...here is what I did to make my IPB fast:

1. Use nginx & php-fpm

2. Use APC (and tell IPB you're using APC)

3. Tuned the heck out of MySQL.  Particularly MyISAM read parameters.  Give MySQL a lot of memory to use.

4. Pre-compress images (though it doesn't look like vpsboard's theme is very image-intensive)

5. Turn off a lot of stuff that isn't needed...e.g., bind, xinetd, etc.  That's so you can run more php-fpm workers and give MySQL more memory :)
BuyVM 256MB KVM VPS, Lighttpd, php-fpm, MySQL offloaded to their DB server, etc. More to do though. May switch to nginx soon.

I think MannDude is open to switching to another forum software as well.
I "am" open to that, correct.

@raindog308


I guess that would be the ongoing DDoS and filtering which is slowing it down. I keep hitting sluggish moments, but when its working, its working fast and im from the UK.

I actually quite like how this site is layed out, they have all the functionality required as well. I would say its kitted out better than WHT.
The DDoS doesn't help.
 

vanarp

Active Member
BuyVM 256MB KVM VPS, Lighttpd, php-fpm, MySQL offloaded to their DB server, etc. More to do though. May switch to nginx soon.
Interesting to know that it is running fine on 256MB VPS. Any hint on visitors/pageviews stats from google analytics?

Also, you might want to consider using Rage4 and a good CDN too to make it blazing fast across the continents.

I "am" open to that, correct.
 
I think IPB is quite good as I am experiencing it here. Unless it can be a very smooth transition, better stick to this s/w imho.

I am personally looking forward to couple more theme options as I am not too comfortable with the current grey theme.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
Interesting to know that it is running fine on 256MB VPS. Any hint on visitors/pageviews stats from google analytics?

Also, you might want to consider using Rage4 and a good CDN too to make it blazing fast across the continents.

 
I think IPB is quite good as I am experiencing it here. Unless it can be a very smooth transition, better stick to this s/w imho.

I am personally looking forward to couple more theme options as I am not too comfortable with the current grey theme.
I just setup GA, a tad late at that. For the period it reports, it showed about 1,800 visitors and 22,000 page views. The VPS idles at about 80MB ram usage throughout the day.

The reporting still seems wonky as it hasn't updated from when I checked last night, and the 'live reports' or whatever don't appear to be working either.
 
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