Filter members by height and weight

    • 106 posts
    November 22, 2017 8:15 PM EST



    I have added height and weight to custom fields in profile member page, also I would like to allow members to filter others by height and weight.


    For example browse members between 5 ft and 6 ft. I would like to know if this can make more issues on my site, like overloading the server.

    • Moderator
    • 6923 posts
    November 23, 2017 5:59 AM EST

    It depends on how many users you have. Any search can overload a server, no matter the script used, if you have a huge user base. It shouldn't overload it any more than a normal search does though, IMO. Best thing to do is have a development clone of your live site and run tests to see how it works out. 

    • 106 posts
    November 24, 2017 12:07 AM EST
    Ok thank you and could you recommand a configuration for communities of 1 000 and 10 000 members?

    A basic VPS would be good until how many members ?
    • 119 posts
    November 24, 2017 7:21 AM EST


    It all depends on how busy your community is, the amount of data is stored, if you have other 3rd party modules installed like online shopping platform etc. and you use a mixture of a mobile app/mobile html version/full site.

    You can have a community of 2 000 000 people but only 100 are active per day or 

    you can have a community of 2 000 000 people but 2 000 000 are active every day (if this is the case you better get some serious investors in!)

    With a VPS you can set your own margins of the server, like file-upload to 1GB instead of the standard 128MB(shared) for videos. This will require more resources of the server.

    If you get a standard VPS (basic) in the cloud to start with it is easier to upgrade to a bigger version without much hassle, upgrading sometimes you don't even notice or it takes about 20 minutes. Before you upgrade make sure you make a few backups of the files and database.

    I always start with the basic VPS server in the cloud and if its too slow according to your users, upgrade to next level server.

    ** Don't spoil your users from day one! It is how you advertise it to your users.

    EG: You can advertise it like; We are doing a massive update, the server will go down for a few hours on the xx-xx-xxxx but you will get to upload 1.5GB videos from your device/computer

    • 106 posts
    February 2, 2018 12:25 AM EST
    @Maurits okay thank you for the informations, and sorry for the late reply, I was busy when I've seen your message and forgot after.