Server Load? (3 posts)

  1. Michael Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How much of a server load does Liveblog add? I'm watching my apache server access log, and it seems that I'm registering a request every 10 seconds from each browser. I have three browsers open right now, two I'm logged in as the admin/author, and one I'm just a regular person looking at the Liveblog post. Is Liveblog going to scale if I have 100 people following the event? 500 people? How can I test the server load? Should I enable a WP cache (e.g. wp-super-cache) of some sort? Thanks, Mike


  2. Mohammad Jangda
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, it can be a pretty intensive plugin if you get a lot of traffic as each user will do an ajax request every 10s (or more or less depending on how frequently you set the refresh interval; on WP.com, we set it to 3s).

    Caching will go long way to help you scale this.

  3. Michael Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The event went well, with no noticeable problems. According to my apache logs, we had around 200 people watching the liveblog. I was posting from Safari on my iPad. The only limitation I found was not being able to post photos. Archive is at: http://washingtondc.showbizradio.com/2013/03/17/live-13th-watch/

    Where do you set the refresh interval?

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