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Fun with geeky server stats & graphs

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    There's been a lot of discussion on how important it was that we move to a better / newer system. Few people have a lot of experience with managing a dedicated server, MySQL queries, Queries per second, etc., but I still think the graphs below tell a fun story.

    I'm still running the huge server that BYC was on before the move... but now without BYC on it. All that is left on that server is just all the sister sites, my project sites, etc. Well, check this out:

    Below are weekly and monthly graphs of my server stats. Don't worry about the actual data titles, just look at the curves and trends. Keep in mind that these graphs represent data during the SLOW season of BYC, so even this data isn't totally accurate of the deluge we'd start to see in a few months:

    This graph shows activity to the site for the last week: It is EST, and you can see where BYC went offline at 9:30 EST and flatlined:

    MySQL Queries for the month... almost flatlines just as much as above... you can still see some of the activity from the sister sites... cute little bumps aren't they? [​IMG]
  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    All those spiky green things look like fresh grass. As soon as the chickens spot that, the grass is history.
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Wow... Just wow... [​IMG]
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    A great visual to explain why it was essential that we make this move... Can you imagine what those charts look like during the spring "busy" season with all the new members pouring in and the round-the-clock hatch-a-long threads? [​IMG] Oh my!
  6. Are there stats somewhere that tell us how many registered users there are on the forums? I forget how many we had gotten up to, and was going to check the bottom of the bbs page, but al that says is how many are there right now?
  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    If you go to the home page and scroll down to the BYC Stats (on the right column) you will see how many registered users there are.
  8. All I see is:


    119,222 total

    I thought we had more? What were we guessing last year as far as when we'd hit what number? (I can't find those threads. *sigh*)
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    EZ/yuk had how many members at the end? 4000/8000?? And, of those members, how many posted at least once a month? (closing days of 2006). How many UV's a month? (Unique Views)? And then? Kinda like being on the wrong end of the funnel come the flood.

    Consider this quote from one of the Co-Founders of Huddler, Dan Gill, " we typically look for product oriented forums with at least 200k+ UV per month."


    This might be of interest as well: http://adminextra.com/threads/huddler-discussion.5497/

    In both discussions Dan Gill answers questions about hardware/speeding up page views (kinda) and, in general, seems to be focused on improving the platform.

    Hope you and your server get to enjoy the respite, Nifty. :)
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

    That's right. The current contest is in our new forum, here. In May 2011 we had a contest to guess when we would hit 90,000, here.

    I found this in the Newsletter archives.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2012

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