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  1. Hi Makato, great news, thanks for your efforts.
  2. Hi Adriano, thank you for the confirmation and your effort on this. Great!
  3. @Makoto Just a quick question to make sure we are on path: Does your app support PHP 8. Is it safe to upgrade to v8?
  4. @Michael.J Is this App compatible with PHP 8? Just to makes sure we can upgrade without breaking anything. Thanks, Thomas
  5. Just to check back: Is this App "Dead Topic Protection" compatible with PHP 8? IPB 4.6 is and we are about to switch, but want to be sure, that alle apps are as well. Thanks, Thomas
  6. Hi, do you need the Amazon fork of Elasticsearch? Same thing, Amazon created it due to license issues, right? We used Sphinx Search with IPB for many years, ES runs as fine for us.
  7. @jwdenzel I don't have a distributed setup atm, we once had webserver and mysql separately where memcached lived on the webserver. Currently we use Webserver, MySQL (i.e. MariaDB) and Redis on the same (powerful) machine, which works really great. If your MySQL has a lot to handle offloading the queries to the webserver using Redis on the Apache host would be effective. But it depends on your setup and your load during peak times. So my recommendation is: Try both variants and do some measurement on the box to monitor CPU, RAM, Swap and response times etc. when Redis is installed and active on your Apache host for a while (e.g. one week) and on a second try when it is active on your MySQL host in the following week. Btw. it is common as well to use Redis on the MySQL host as a front-end database between an application and the MySQL DB. If you want to offload even more and you don't use it yet: Think about using elasticsearch, it removes a lot of data (i.e. search index) from the MySQL DB and search queries run a lot faster and more accurate.
  8. You like to argue on the unfair side, right? Please read my post again: You could register for free at GTMetrix. When you are registered you could use other locations as those North American. GTMetrix uses Lighthouse as well. Google Pagespeed use their location in the US to measure other sites. We are based in central europe and we don't use a CDN, so our site is optimized for European locations. When looking from Australia your Topics are D-E and from Hongkong it is E-F and that has absolutely nothing to do with IPS and the forum software and frankly: It doesn't matter and if so - use a CDN with servers in that location. For our requirement in the Europaen regions we are damn fast and as already said: It is also a matter of Server resources, configuration, using external content like ads etc. etc. and not only the forum software. But since you argue inequitable this is my last post to you, I am out now. Bug someone else 😉
  9. I take it as a compliment 😉 To be fair: As I said we measure without Ads, this is content we could not influence. Plus topics consistent of User Generated Content (UGC) and in the sample you picked we have several banners and a screenshot. Most of the posts have >50-60% Secondly Pagespeed does not work worldwide, they are measuring from across the pond from their HQ. What about your GTMetrix numbers? Log in there, use a server next to you and please tell me what you see. This is what I see: To achieve good numbers PHP Workers, GZIP/Brotli, Redis and several other components and configs have to be well tweaked. Just saying that code is not all. I see that IPS is heavily improving their code performance and seo-wise from release to release, undoubtedly they do a good job compared to other comparable platforms. There is always room for improvement, but are you sure that 4.5 and 4.6 -which is still beta- is "terrible". How does a Wordpress perform on pagespeed and GTMetrix on your server?
  10. About ETAs I want to throw in one aspect I am very content with IPS: It's done when it is done which has kept up quality builds. I am a client and am in the same boat as you. I want everything asap in high quality, done quickly and cost effective. There is a lot of beta software out there and a lot of banana products and I don't want to use that. If I need to chose I would chose quality over time:
  11. One difference from 4.4 to 4.5 was that pagespeed was improved a lot. Did you try to use the default theme? Try your test installation forum with default theme and let pagespeed visit it. In March this was our result with the default theme and no ads:
  12. I am not so sure about amp pages since they are mostly (not all) just black and white text and they don't tend to engage new members, it's more for news related articles/one pagers imo.
  13. Do you have FTP enabled or SFTP only? Maybe a good idea to use 2FA, new passwords for Admin & root accounts and SFTP access. You can check server logs for suspicious access and check your PC, as well.
  14. All I said that we and you should give it a chance. Just because it is new doesn't mean it is bad. The only constant in life is change - this is an objective fact 😉 There you go 👍
  15. You couldn't deny: It looks cleaner Yes, bring up constructive suggestions to improve it. After more than 20 years dealing with stars and ranks, it is time to look & move forward 😌
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