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Using plugin for online gaming community with heavy site traffic


  • biginternational
    Participant

    @biginternational

    I work for a UK organisation and we are building a new computer games marketplace for a our retail devision and they predict large volumes of traffic from the offset. We have a dedicated server ready for hosting and we are planning to use your BuddyPress plugin along with WooCommerce. On speaking with an external PHP developer we use today he noted that on heavy traffic sites WordPress and plugins will struggle with a bottle neck being caused. Whats the maximum visitors you can have on a site using your plugin and wordpress before the system becomes slow and slugish and potentially damaging our brand with a poor experience. Any advice with potential limitations would be greatly appreciated we want to provide our loyal gaming community customers with a great social hangout space for communicating. cheers Paul

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  • sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    “heavy traffic sites WordPress and plugins will struggle with a bottle neck being caused”

    Kindly explain the above in detail as to how your external php developer reached to this conclusion? If he can specify the bottlenecks would help

    PS: i do run couple of BP+WC enabled sites and it does have tangible traffic and i dont find it slow or sluggish


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    > Whats the maximum visitors you can have on a site using your plugin and wordpress

    There is no easy answer for this. WordPress runs well on a variety of small to extremely large sites. Scalability comes down to the exact code being run on the site, the amount of traffic and user interaction, and the infrastructure supporting the site.

    Using a metric such as “number of visitors” isn’t particularly useful when it comes to community or e-commerce sites, because those require lots of user interaction, and that impacts performance differently to “read-only” sites. By that, I mean like newspapers, where visitors just read articles.


    buddycore
    Participant

    @buddycore

    I use a shared hosting environment and performance is sluggish at best and I’ve taken a lot of time to develop a theme that is barebones with regard to what WordPress and BuddyPress both give you.

    So, you may want to setup in an environment where you can be provisioned for more hardware resources or better hardware.

    Like Paul says though, there are many successful sites out there. I’d do your research and speak with the host.

    I’m not savvy in this area, only speaking from experience,


    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    Just wanted to reiterate what has been said above: it’s more about what your users are doing than the number of them.

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