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What is your favorite MOD?
(This poll does not expire)
Keep Unread Flags
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Super Quick Reply
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Simple Subforums
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Split posts and merge in one step
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Visual Confirmation on New Posters
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Easy Resize Posted Images
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
Limited Post Edit Time
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Admin Delete User with All Postings
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Move post instead of deleting
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
None of the above (please, specify wich one you prefer)
36%
 36%  [ 4 ]
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Sylver Cheetah 53
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:01 am 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

What MOD are you guys talking about? Cache Posts System? How much faster is now your board, Jim? icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:09 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

I have not bothered timing anything of course but I can see a noticeable difference. Just imagine under normal circumstances say 500 folks all reading each new post made on your site on a daily basis. Under those normal circumstances that is 500 times the database has to be accessed to pull out identical info and there is of course not just post content but poster,date, time etc etc many etc's
Under this mod it would only be read the once from the db and that by the poster with a zipped copy of posts read on that page going into the cache/posts directory. All subsequent views would be simple static pages from that cache until the topic was either added to by a new post or an edit/deletion from the exiting topic was made.
I think you must see the potential for increased speed/lower msql server load in that.

My next step is to persuade my son who has the largest English speaking model ship site in the World (2nd biggest if all languages) to install it on his site.
Why?
Simple - we share the same VPS server and any load his site creates also must affect mine.
icon_idea.gif I think I will offer to install it for him. icon_lol.gif

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He was easily persuaded. icon_wink.gif
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Ptirhiik
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:52 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

"No car this weekend if you don't agree to install this mod ?" icon_twisted.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:33 pm 
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No - he is nearly 40 years old and has children of his own.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:15 am 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

How busy is your board, Jim? On a board with lots of frequent posts it may not help as much. I too am always looking for ways to improve my board performance so once you get it installed I would be interested to hear your results.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:45 am 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

drathbun wrote:
How busy is your board, Jim? On a board with lots of frequent posts it may not help as much. I too am always looking for ways to improve my board performance so once you get it installed I would be interested to hear your results.


It is installed on both sites now Dave and we can see a marked improvement in page loading times.

Early days yet Dave but will report back in a week or so.
From what I can see the results more than justify the short time it took to install (1/2 hour on each site)
My son's site has nearly 5000 members whilst mine is just under 1000.
My guess is that as with most sites the vast majority of post views will come from "lurkers" so I do expect quite a time saving and lower server load.
I am pretty sure that the bots such as Google will also access the pages via the cache and as I often have as many as 10 Googlebots(all different IP's), 2 or 3 MSN and several other bots in there you can just imagine what a difference it could potentially make. On lots of sites as you are aware the bots can account for more than 50% of page requests.

I will keep you posted.

Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:57 am 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

I am glad that the mod is working this well.
Amigalink is a very good developer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:36 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

Hi Jim,

I understand you have quite a couple of MODs installed. Did you have any incompatibility issues you had to adjust or was it a smooth install out of the box?

Greetings.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:41 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

Hi dogs and things, I also have 2,000+ mods installed and the install of this Cache Post Mod was no problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:54 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

Okay, then I will also give it a try.

Btw, are you sure about those 2,000+, that's a hell of a lot of MODs? I thought my +\- 250 was quite much. icon_razz.gif

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:00 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

I have been into phpBB for a loooong time now.
Yes, I have a huge bunch of mods installed. Of course some of them are minor, some of them are larger (some of them maybe should be called edits, not mods).
From time to time I browse my backup- and MOD-store-folders and think back about history of my pages.

Several times I have had problems with my (shared) hosters due to that our forum needed very much of the performance. We had to move often. Now we are running on a large server, no problems until now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:18 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

Both sites have quite a lot of mods on with one site now up to 143 tables in the database. There was no problem installing this mod.
In one instance there was a slight change in the line that I had to find but a partial search soon located the correct line.
I never rush anything when I install.
First job was to create two directories "backup" and "Edited"
Within the "backup one I create directories that correspond to the folders that I am going to download files from. After download those directories are copied to the edited folder and it is as the name suggests the one that gets edited. Even with my "belt and braces" method it only took me 1/2 hour for each site.
I never use Easymod.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:26 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

(I have the same way to work Jim, "backup" and "changed".)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:40 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

It's interesting how we work the same way, but name the files differently. I call mine "Original Files" and "Modified Files". icon_wink.gif
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Jim_UK
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:15 pm 
Post subject: Re: Recomanded MODs

On my desktop I have a folder that contains all the updates to core files from version 2.0.6 to 2.0.23 along with folders containing each of the mods I have installed. These folders still contain the "backup" and "edited" files for the mods and updates.
In theory I could step my site back one mod and update at a time to version 2.0.6

Jim
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