We use YARPP on a site with about 160,000 visitors per month. In the last several months, we've been experiencing problems that we're being told are related to YARPP combined with high traffic but we don't want to lose YARPP.
About half of the posts in our database are drafts that are not likely to be used soon. Would these drafts in the database negatively impact the YARPP indexing/server load if the public can't see them? I wasn't sure if I should move the drafts to a separate WordPress install. There are about 1000 drafts and the total post table size is 21.6 MB, which means eliminating the drafts would make the post table closer to 11 MB.
Please let me know your thoughts about the drafts. Thanks in advance! Michael