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Rashomon
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Zone scalebility - maxUsers = ???

Postby Rashomon » 28 Oct 2011, 17:01

I'm working on a game that will be on Facebook. As such, I don't know how many users the game will have. It could only have a few hundred, or it could have several hundred thousand.

How can I make sure SFS can handle the load? I see a maxUsers tag for the zone in the config file. Is this optional? (My version of the config isn't using maxUsers.) What happens if the users exceed the max? Can SFS spawn off a new zone, or will the users just get locked out? If I don't include the tag, is the number of users unlimited? Can SFS handle several thousand (or hundred thousand?) concurrent users in one zone?
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Postby BigFIsh » 29 Oct 2011, 02:55

Can SFS spawn off a new zone, or will the users just get locked out?

SFS won't automatically spawn off a new zone, thus will locking out users.

If I don't include the tag, is the number of users unlimited?
Yes, providing that your licence is unlimited.

Can SFS handle several thousand (or hundred thousand?) concurrent users in one zone?


Have you had a look at these whitepapers?

- http://www.smartfoxserver.com/whitepape ... index.html
- http://www.smartfoxserver.com/whitepape ... index.html

But to really determine how your server can handle the load, you will need to create a simulation tool to simulate thousand of clients. 'How to do this' have been discussed before in the forums, so use the search tool.
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