Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here
Size & performance issues (what is the biggest site?)
I help run a group with 8000+ members and local chapters in multiple cities across the world (at present about 18, in the future hundreds, haha).
Love Vanilla, the AJAXy interface, the community, the plugins, and above all plugin structure of the code. Moreover the granular rights management and great abstraction of text (language) vs code seems ideal for my purpose, but... how well does it scale up?
Once had a very bad experience with a PERL/SQL database-backed forum (100 concurrent users would take down the server).
- What size community is Vanilla designed for?
- What is the biggest known Vanilla site out there?
- How many registered/concurrent users does it have/support?
- How can one optimize the installation in case of extreme traffic?
(caching, text-only, smaller time-outs, remove graphics, disable certain plugins?)
I will post a related issue on "multi-forums with shared user table?" in a minute.