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by ShadowX
31 Dec 2016 17:18


Dave 31 Dec 2016 18:45

If you host it locally, it will always cause a load on your forum. Say your chatbox refreshes every second and you have 50 active users using the chatbox, that is at least 50 requests per second and then you also have to include the users browsing your forum. A stock installation of Apache/PHP/MySQL may not be able handle that.

Third party hosted chats may be able to handle it, but then you're dependent on them.
I've personally created a node.js chatbox which causes zero load on PHP/MariaDB/nginx since it's running on its own port and stores chats in RAM. You could look into (developing) something like that if a chatbox is really important to you.

Mattwhf 03 Jan 2017 01:42


Originally Posted by ShadowX (Post 2580113)
hello all happy new year.
my long question is i am trying to get chat rooms for my forums and i am worried about the memory and other things being eaten up by the chats.

Obviously chat rooms or chat scripts that running some websites are very weight for loading and it requires more memory to run. To handle these you need to go with at least a VPS that optimized.


Originally Posted by ShadowX (Post 2580113)
i run my forums on ifastnet(soon to move there depending on what server i need) and i am looking to get avchats. if you need links let me know.

also i wanna know what server(s) would be best for hosting it if i have large amounts of users using my chats and wont hurt forums.
thanks for reading my thread and problem i hope its not a big problem.

I would recommend some providers in this forum http://forumweb.hosting/131-vps-hosting-offers

a VPS is enough for your website and your chat program, but if you have high traffic, you can go with a dedicated server.
There are some good ones in this forum http://forumweb.hosting/132-dedicated-hosting-offers
You can check carefully to make sure that you will choose the best one for your sites/requirements.

Hopw that helps!

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