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[resolved] Safe to run on high traffic website? (5 posts)

  1. SgrWd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a wordpress site that has over 150k users, with 5 users being either an admin or an editor. I plan to turn the plugin on, then immediately adjust it so it only tracks admins & editors. Is this plugin safe to run for a site with that many users? I just want to make sure it won't put any extra strain on the server beyond tracking the admins & editors.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/stream/

  2. Frankie Jarrett
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi SgrWd,

    Yes, Stream is considered production-ready and safe for use on large sites. There has been some careful attention paid to accommodating for large numbers of users.

    You also have the ability to set how many days Stream records should be kept before being automatically purged (the default is 90 days). This is done in the Stream > Settings > General screen.

    One thing I might warn you of is failed login attempts. Stream will always track these for you, if you have a lot of users and no security plugin for deterring brute force attacks there is a chance these logs could grow quite rapidly. Please see this thread for more info.

    But as with any plugin on a high-traffic site, especially one that creates new DB tables, you should test this on your staging server first as your own sanity check and to see how the plugin might benefit you before it goes to production.

    Have a good one! If you have any issues at all, just report them here.

  3. Henry Wright
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Frankie

    There has been some careful attention paid to accommodating for large numbers of users

    When you say large numbers of users, do you have a rough figure? I've worked with BuddyPress sites that have up to 30,000 members with open publishing. Performance wise, would it be safe to go ahead an install on a site like that?

    Thanks in advance.

    Henry

  4. Frankie Jarrett
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Henry,

    I'm referring to issues like #49, which was designed to load users with AJAX to speed things up when there are more than 50 users.

    There are other issues underway right now that will also be a benefit to sites with many users, like #251 and #253.

  5. Henry Wright
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the sign post to these issues! I'll check them out :)

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