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[DBTech] vB Optimise 2.0.1 (Lite)
by Deceptor
18 Dec 2008 23:48

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vB Optimise Lite

The newly revamped vB Optimise was created for vBulletin 4, but has now been made compatible for vBulletin 3.8. In this release I have re-coded vB Optimise from the gound and focused stability over features, you'll notice Phrase Caching and vBAdvanced Integration have bit the dust, this is to maintain a sync state between this version and the vBulletin 4 release.

Professional version & feature list available @ www.DragonByte-Tech.com/forum
Priority support for Lite version is handled at the Developers Website.

What does it do?

vB Optimise is intended to optimise vBulletin software by integrating several PHP "cachers" and handling data before vBulletin. This works by encountering and handling data prior to vBulletin in order to skip the arbitary execution that would be more server intensive.

Real-Life Statistics

We've teamed up with some Big Forums to show you the impact of vB Optimise, you can view this public chart which shows both our statistics and theirs:

View Public vB Optimise Resource Statistics

  • Supported Extensions
    • APC
    • eAccelerator
    • Memcache
    • XCache
    • WinCache
    • Filecache
  • Style Cacher
    Caches style data to globally reduce a query within all vBulletin forum-based pages.
  • Template Cacher
    Caches template data to globally reduce a query within all vBulletin forum-based pages.
  • Datastore Cacher
    Forces custom datastore items from modifications (including those from vB's blogs) to use your configured Datastore Cache method instead of being forced into the database. This reduces page queries by where affected.
  • vB CMS Template Caching
    (Automatic) Corrects many uncached templates within vB CMS to reduce upto 20+ queries on CMS pages (number varies based on content).
  • Optimal Settings Check
    Provides a quick interface to identify possible settings which can be changed on your forum for further optimisation.
  • Self-System Tester
    Provides a relatively straight-forward system check to ensure your vB Optimise installation works fully.
  • Automatic Cache Flusher
    Automatically flushes cache within the Admin CP based on specific triggers to make sure content does not remain stale on your forum.
  • XCache Authentification
    Supports XCache Admin Authentification by allowing you specify the username/password in a configuration if needs be.

Features - Pro
  • Notices Cacher
    Caches users dismissed notices to reduce a near-global query within all vBulletin forum-based pages.
  • Showgroups Cacher
    Caches the showgroups query which becomes more intensive as your user-base grows.
  • Forum Display Query Enhancement
    Enhances a stock vBulletin query within Forum Display to speed up the page.
  • Forum Home WOL Cache
    Caches Forum Home "Who's Online" to remove an intensive query and allow larger sites to display this data without impact.
  • vB Cache Override (Feature not available on vBulletin 3)
    Ability to override vBulletins new built-in database cacher for the CMS / Forum Sidebar Blocks to remove anything from 1 to 20+ queries based on your content.
  • Full Guest Caching
    Ability to cache entire pages and serve them saving not only hundreds of queries but upto 90% of CPU processing towards Guests.
  • Statistical Resource Savings
    Ability to see just exactly how many queries per day vB Optimise has saved your database. You'll be surprised at the numbers.
  • Forum Resource Statistic
    Shows off vB Optimise resource saving statistics directly within forumhome statistics.
  • ....and more!

Release Notes

If you've used vB Optimise before you'll be aware the previous version had phrase caching, however this caused complications with the way phrases are used within vBulletin so it has not been ported over at this time.

Available Translations
v1.6.0 French - Thanks to finereader

Change Log

[>>] Version 2.0.1
New launch for vB 3.8

[>>] Version 1.6.1
Automatic Cache Flusher has additional parameters to make sure no data is stale
Resolved Bug: Potential PHP error when using eAccelerator which cannot flush within Admin CP on certain actions

[>>] Version 1.6.0
New OpCode Cacher Support: WinCache

[>>] Version 1.5.0
Resolved Bug: Style cache may have fetched ID 0 instead of correct file
Resolved Bug: Filecache permissions may not have worked
Optimisation: Re-wrote some base code to enhance operations.

[>>] Version 1.0.1
Added XCache Authentification Support
Added Filecache Support


Priority support will be handled at DBTech.


Q: I have WinCache installed, but vB Optimise tells me it's not?
A: WinCache only introduced OpCode support in version 1.1, if you're using version 1.0.x you will need to upgrade.

Q: I'm using the XCache method, flushing doesn't work?
A: If you have XCache authentification, turn the admin option on within vB Optimise Settings, then edit ./vboptimise/config.php and specify your XCache username/password. Alternatively you can disable XCache authentification within php.ini:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Q: I have eAccelerator installed, but vB Optimise tells me it's not?
A: eAccelerator does not provide the caching extension by default, you will need to recompile PHP with additional flags. For more information read eAccelerator documentation located here: http://eaccelerator.net/wiki/CompileConfiguration (Specifically look at: with-eaccelerator-shared-memory)

Deceptor 18 Dec 2008 23:50


lazydesis 18 Dec 2008 23:51

the installation.txt file is empty :(

may be u forgot :D

will try after i know how to install .. i hope its straight forward upload files and import product :confused:

Deceptor 18 Dec 2008 23:53

Sorry, forgot to hit save on that before zipping up. Try now :)

Also yes, no file edits.

lazydesis 19 Dec 2008 00:11

in settings page you have

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Yes = online or offline?

Deceptor 19 Dec 2008 00:12

Yes = online :) I'll make that a little more clear in an update I guess.

F0xy 19 Dec 2008 00:13

will it work on 3.7.x

Deceptor 19 Dec 2008 00:14

Read the FAQ please :)

Brandon Sheley 19 Dec 2008 00:17

interesting, will keep an eye on this one :)

lazydesis 19 Dec 2008 00:18

*clicks install* got to see if it really increases the speed..how can i do that?

anyways thanks for the mod :)

Deceptor 19 Dec 2008 00:21

Speed can vary depending on a number of factors, I found the best results occur when using Memcache. You could turn on vBulletin debug information to check page generation times, this is my forums normal generation time (forum home):


Page Generation 0.08814 seconds
This is simply a test forum, no mods but vB Optimise, my server also has XCache installed, when I turn vB Optimise on:


Page Generation 0.02804 seconds
Not to mention the reduction in two queries and a chunk off another :)

veenuisthebest 19 Dec 2008 00:40

you joined two days back and brought a really nice thing pretty fast. Will test it out.

Can you please explain, which 2 global queries does it reduce and which one it chunks off.


ssslippy 19 Dec 2008 00:53

This looks interesting and promising if it does what it says.

Question doesnt vbulletin already cache templates?

KevinL 19 Dec 2008 00:54

Going to keep an eye on this one :)

Deceptor 19 Dec 2008 01:02


Question doesnt vbulletin already cache templates?
vBulletin caches the template in a state ready to eval, but they are still called from the database on every page, but not with vBO :)


Can you please explain, which 2 global queries does it reduce and which one it chunks off.
The query to fetch templates, and the query to fetch the style are both removed. The fetch user info query is the one with the chunk taken out, that chunk being the language/phrases since vB fetches that when fetching the userinfo.

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