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[–] chrisman01 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Maybe they should invest in some actual server racks instead of hotplates.

Seriously though, there are many classic forums that have far more users that never have this many problems. Wonder if it's due to all the custom scripts or if the host is ripping Voat off.


[–] fusir 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Those forums don't have to perform a sort on a large database frequently with shifting sort values (votes / time).


[–] WhiteRonin 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

API calls don’t slow down sites this much.

Submit lags like a mother fucker. I open a new tab to keep browsing and then close the submit tab later.

Also, most what you mention is probably JavaScript.

A site should be able to handle 300 people.


[–] stillinit 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

It's simple data in data out. Extremely primitive and basic. Need a better answer than that.


[–] TheTrigger [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Clearly you don't understand how this stuff works. However, aside from a handful of sites (like this), voat is way up there. Millions of hits, per month. And like @fusir said, it takes a bit more logic to run voat than PhpBB.


[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 


Voat is comparable to phpBB. In some ways way less.

I don’t do JavaScript.

I would suggest moving the api off the box and do a poor man’s load balancer though. Also, is the dB on the same box?

I would split to 3 boxes at least.