Forum Replies Created
The forum is programmed to automatically check for new replies every minute. BUT as more and more people go into the forum the server jams. This is not your typical forum and people are typing, clicking, sending, voting and replying with a furious pace because they need to lock in bets. It seems that NGINX and WP can not handle the amount of new replies and other requests from admin-ajax.php and jams up. Do you have another solution for checking for new replies and managing the heavy load of request? For now we are turning off the automatic reply check and the forum may work better but people still have an option to manually check for replies and that could jam if everyone clicks too many times.
Regarding these questions….
If you run with a provider, did you ask statistics about network, database usage ? Or you have a backend where you can see that for yourself ?
We use Liquidweb. LW noticed surges on the server but nothing that the server cannot handle. The server has 8 cores.
Thank you for the feedback!
WP Version: 4.7.3
We got this error….ERROR: admin-ajax.php: 502 Bad Gateway
Since the forum is checking for new replies every minute per user
we had to adjust some settings on nginx configuration.
We added this config to reduce the amount of queries:
nginx_fastcgi_buffers: 8 8k
We found this but cannot figure out what to do: http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/wordpress/heartbeat-ajax-php-usage
We do not often get error messages but rather what we get are the following as more users come on the site.
-Site slows down to a crawl
-site locks up, freezes
-When it regains questions duplicate or triplicate.
Could I give you WP access?
Our web site is dfiuniversity.com and while want to use bbpress for our forum it seems we are not setting it up properly or bbpress cannot manage 150 – 500+++ users at one time. Maybe we should try firebase for such an intense forum? We expect our users to increase to 1k plus soon.
Hi, we are having problems with 150-500
Can you help?
System works up to first 50 then locks up.