Yes, indeed, if you're looking to scale up to handle high concurrent user loads, scaling out horizontally is your best bet. We've got a client right now serving 700+ connections at the moment, and they're on four separate NodeBB instances. It's probably too much for what they need, but it's always nice to have more capacity than needed in case of spikes, etc.
How much can NodeBB run on
On the Openshift free plan, how much users, topics, categories, and posts can a NodeBB forum handle?
I checked the gear usage on a fresh NodeBB install and it appears 0.7 GB out of 1 GB is already used up. So only 300 MB is left.
I'd suggest at least 1GB, especially if you're running the db on the same machine, and you should turn swap on in case it rises above that (for npm installs, and so you can at least log in if memory gets too high) 2GB should give you plenty of breathing room
@Bri How much users can it handle? How much posts? How much can it overall handle?
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i've seen articles stating that wp can run with big user spike and traffic on nginx 512mb without any problem so i would be very surprised if nodebb 500-1000 active users can't handle 512mb.
can anyone confirm or provide some figures?
I know that @scottalanmiller is running a relatively high traffic forum on nodebb.
A lot depends on various factors like if you're running a CDN, what plugins you're running, and any other processes running on the node.
On my setup, I was running a cluster of three, with a gocamo server, along with redis (for session storage) and mongo, along with (at the time) mysql.