Hey all, just a fyi since who knows what will happen. I am working on various vB settings to try to optimize the forums to run abit faster or more smooth with less load time.
So if you see any issues, glitches, timeouts, etc let me know. (Just incase its on my end vs a normal internet lag)
"Guest" mode (Not logged in mode)
The "Search" and "Whos Online" main feature has been disabled. Shouldnt be too much a issue for anyone here, since you all can logon. =p Just aides the forums to not have outside stress come in.
Updated the date to cache posts to 30 days from 10, this should help threads in general load faster as it stayed in the double cache longer.
I "Might" enable *NIX Server Load Limit to 7, Not sure yet as I dont see where the current load amount is. But right now its disabled. So I dont know if "server load" is a issue or not here... cause if it is and people are just really active, then yes, it would help otherwise you would get a slow forum due to it being overworked. So not sure yet.
Gzip, well so far its still on at 1, But I dont know... if this server is ASO, it would have Gzip options built in, meaning vB using it on TOP of the server would just double up everything making things slower too..
CSS Stylesheets are now stored as files. Meaning it will cache the file on your own client which will mean each page load does not call the CSS stylesheet from the forum itself. Simply put, cutting down on the amount of text & coding on each load will speed up overall display. The less there is to read, the quicker the server will be able to display what the member wants to view!
"Memberlists" You NOW must have at least 25 posts to be registered in the "Memberlist" This prevents all those people with 0 posts, banned on 1 posts etc, should help bandwitdh some since it wont load users that dont even need to be shown.
Anyways, just wanted to make a quick mention of things just "incase" something glitches. =)
Hopefully some of these will help. =)