Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Tweet Blender] Uses huge server resources

  • Unfortunately this plugin used so much server resources less than 24 hours after installing it that my hosts took down my website!

    Clearly I’m unbelievably frustrated with this. The functionality works well but given that I only have 360 followers I think the server load was unacceptable and needs to be looked at.

    A real shame because I was really excited about the mashup between communities that this plugin enables. Unfortunately I have no website online and its costing me quite a bit to fix the problem.

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  • @edwardbarker: sorry to hear about your site. can you provide a bit more info? What were your configuration options? What resources were overloaded? Bandwidth or CPU? Please forward me whatever information the hosting company sent you.

    With over 11K downloads and 2K active installs this is the first time I hear about the resource issues. I’d really like to help you get up and running with Tweet Blender. Email me all the details to

    haven’t heard from you. Please get in touch.

    Please note that the resourcing issue was due to caching system architecture – Tweet Blender was caching the entire response from Twitter for every API call. This overloaded Apache on servers with high traffic + frequent tweet refresh rate + many sources blended.

    In v3.0.0 the entire system was re-architected:
    – Caching was switched to DB-based from file-based
    – Plugin sends only the new tweets to server for cache storage
    – Plugin sends new tweets only after it is done checking all the sources, not for each individual source as before.
    – Plugin sends only individual tweets, not the entire response from Twitter that contained extra meta data and older tweets already processed

    Performance is no longer an issue. Please do get in touch if you see any overage in CPU or bandwidth and you are sure it can be attributed to the plugin.

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