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hosting forum database on a different server
by scottkoz20
20 Aug 2016 03:22

Is anyone hosting their forum database on a different server than where the forum is located? I ask because I am wondering anyone is what are the risks/rewards you have had?

I am able wondering if anyone does load balancing at all with their forums.

Paul M 20 Aug 2016 16:24

Yes, and yes.

I have three web servers, and one data server.


(This site, of course, also does it)

scottkoz20 20 Aug 2016 18:43

Thanks Paul

Dave 20 Aug 2016 18:50

Unless you get a significant amount of traffic or your hosting package is pretty much forcing you to host your database at a different location, I don't see why you should do such thing.

If you were to put your database somewhere else, make sure the database server has a low latency to your HTTP(S) server. You want to avoid adding extra latency to your requests.

Mattwhf 22 Aug 2016 02:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottkoz20 (Post 2575009)
Is anyone hosting their forum database on a different server than where the forum is located? I ask because I am wondering anyone is what are the risks/rewards you have had?

I am able wondering if anyone does load balancing at all with their forums.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 2575036)
Unless you get a significant amount of traffic or your hosting package is pretty much forcing you to host your database at a different location, I don't see why you should do such thing.

If you were to put your database somewhere else, make sure the database server has a low latency to your HTTP(S) server. You want to avoid adding extra latency to your requests.

I would go with suggestions from Dave!

If you don't want your forum database down then you need to optimize your web hosting to have better performance and when it can accommodate more online visitors online at same time.

Paul M 22 Aug 2016 20:03

Dont split them unless you can connect them via a private backend connection, the last thing you want is SQL traffic over the internet.


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