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space and bandwidth

I'm not sure if this question has already been asked, but I was wondering how much space and bandwidth Vanilla would take up? To those who have installed Vanilla and have quite a few active members, how many mb does it take up on your server? thanks. :)
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    a default installation takes up about 30~50kb in the DB at start. You can weigh your own pages, what you see is pretty much what you get. The rest is based upon how big your user base is, how big your discussions get and how active your members are. There is no real definate answer to your question though. Vanilla Size after unzipped: Size on Disk : 1.05~1.35mb
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    i think perhaps the only other thing that can be said is that it uses *probably* less than the other major forum software out there because it has less bloat. And you can always turn certain extensions off to cut down on the bandwidth.
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    for its featureset, vanilla barely uses any space or bandwith. quite a good value.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited August 2005
    The next rev will be even smaller and will use even less bandwidth :)
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    the rev is gonna just be a guestbook right?
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    wrong. it's a counter.
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    a special counter. it won't even display the number of hits. Just store them in memory.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    and output all your posts and user names in simple true or false binary...
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    will it have preview in the core? :P
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    no - but I will be making any changes necessary to the core to allow for a preview extension, and I will probably write the preview extension.
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    next rev is a flat html page with a pic of a flacid penis and the words "balls deep" underneath...

    god knows why I continue to remember that
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    haha FLC, that's just plain wrong... agghh!
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    i wasnt even gonna comment in the hope that noone bumped it and noone else was forced to read it.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    GOOD JOB!
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    maybe that ole delete comment extension wouldnt be such a bad idea.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Wow. I can't believe you remembered it either :P
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    mark knows where it'a at....
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    Okay, really old discussion, I know.
    i think perhaps the only other thing that can be said is that [Vanilla] uses *probably* less than the other major forum software out there because it has less bloat. And you can always turn certain extensions off to cut down on the bandwidth.
    While that is certainly true when it comes to size on disk, I found the opposite when it comes to bandwidth. It seems that since I switched my forum from phpBB to Vanilla, the bandwidth usage of my forum has incresed quite a lot, between double and triple what I used to have.

    Are there any other members here who've switched from phpBB to Vanilla, and have bandwidth stats from before and after the switch? I'd be interested to see if other people have experienced the same.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I think another topic of interest would be web server <-> database traffic to measure bandwidth on that end as well. Anyone happen to know an easy method of measuring this?
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    edited May 2007
    I had a little look around the source of the pages of my forum, and realised that a big contributor to upping up the amount of bandwidth is probably the BBInsertBar I have, because it has a huge amount of divs for colours, incresing the page size with about 46kB. Of course, this only applies to the last page of comments in a discussion, but I might hack the BBInsertBar extension and change the palette to a limited drop down, and see what that does to bandwidth consumption.

    Edit: I see Stash has made a lighter version of the insert bar, I'll give that a go. less work for me!
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