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Twenty-four things you can do to make SMF go faster (Updated June 16th, 2010)

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Mark Rose:

--- Quote from: Vekseid on February 17, 2009, 03:58:31 AM ---Should probably instead roll that into a new item that goes over converting tinytext and some text columns to varchar in general.

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I suppose it belongs in both places. It's most useful here, but you need to do the conversion first, too.

sheryltoo:
I would like to try moving my attachments to a new folder but I don't really understand what you're telling me to do.
Would you be able to explain in "dummy" language?
Sheryl

Mark Rose:

--- Quote from: sheryltoo on February 17, 2009, 08:17:16 AM ---I would like to try moving my attachments to a new folder but I don't really understand what you're telling me to do.
Would you be able to explain in "dummy" language?
Sheryl

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To quote from Ben_S:


--- Quote ---You can do this through Admin > Attachments and Avatars > Avatar Settings > Upload avatars to > Specific directory.

Naturally create the directory and make it writable.

To move existing avatars to the new directory, access index.php?action=manageattachments;sa=moveAvatars

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Is that enough?

Ben_S:

--- Quote from: Vekseid on February 16, 2009, 06:29:50 AM ---4: Tune topics, members, and posts per page. In Posts and Topics -> Topic Settings. Setting this low can have a detrimental affect on your forum's raw activity, however, at least it did on mine. If people click more, they make more requests, after all, and get more frustrated. I use fifty topics per page and twenty-five posts per page, which seems to be close to ideal. Disabling participation icons will also reduce load a slight bit, but some may find this annoying.
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In my experience the less you have per page, the less the resource usage, in fact in the past when I was having a lot of traffic, I used to reduce mine from 40 to 20 in order to cope with the influx.

Yes, you will have more page views to contend with with lower figures, but you will also be manipulating less data with each page view.

sheryltoo:

--- Quote ---To move existing avatars to the new directory, access index.php?action=manageattachments;sa=moveAvatars


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This is what I don't understand.
Sheryl

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