Friends Only
[resolved] Limit to number of permitted emails in Friends Only? (4 posts)

  1. moonliner
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is there a limit to the number of email logins I can put in the Friends Only permitted list? Could it handle thousands? If so, would it bog down the login time?

    Thanks, great little plugin!


  2. Gabe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I haven't tested the software with very large numbers of addresses, but I don't think there should be a problem with thousands.

    If you do test it out, please let me know how you go though.


  3. Alexander Bailey
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I run the plugin on a site with 124 lines of addresses. Initial server response from the site was gradually getting slower and slower and recently reached the pain threshhold. By initial response, I mean waiting for the F.O. login screen when not logged in as an administrator, waiting for a site page or waiting for a WP dashboard page when already logged in as an administrator. After this initial wait, subsequent pages would load promptly.

    Disabling Friends Only would remove the initial delay.

    I subsequently found that initial response time greatly improved when I changed the server's PHP mode from 5.2.x FastCGI to 5.3.x FastCGI.

    In response to my own earlier forum post (unanswered, now closed to further comments), I recently figured out that Friends Only is compatible with the caching plugin W3 Total Cache (current version

    Despite all this, initial response time still seems to bog down at times. Obviously, it could be my server at fault...

  4. Gabe
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I haven't heard of issues like this one before. I suspect there might be some strange interaction with another plugin.

    If your host is using CPanel, you can dig in further to see what's sucking up CPU.

    http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/cpanel/statistics.htm (see Full Process List).



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