1,000,000 pageviews in 2 weeks...! Why? Because Discourse. 🚀

(Lars) #21

Well, I just keep it updated, and don’t use a lot of plugins. The only two I use are discourse-affiliate (which unfortunately only does Amazon-links, and not even UK-ones) and retort. I do have the standard ones enabled.
It’s been relatively unproblematic, although I am thinking about storing images externally (S3 or Digital Ocean Object Storage).

As for financing, I run ads on the main site, not the forum. The reason for this is, that people can donate to have the ads removed, and I haven’t worked out how to turn ads off for some users on the forum, so I left it ad-free for now. If I were just running a forum, I’d probably just throw some ads in there (though I’d like to be able to turn them off for some users).

(Arijit Biswas) #22

holy moly, that’s giant… still on 2gb ram. :stuck_out_tongue:


We’ve scaled things up a bit to handle and done some performance-related tweaks and upgrades. We’re now on a High-Availability CPU (‘High CPU’) with 12GB / 8 CPUs.

(Tumi) #24

How much bandwitdh do you need?

(Lars) #25

Not much - There aren’t a lot of media on the forum :slight_smile:

(Kane York) split this topic #26

7 posts were split to a new topic: Split from “1M pageviews in 2 weeks”

(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #27

Really enjoyed Patreon’s recent write-up about you :wink: Congrats on your continued success!


ah, thanks so much!

so much of our continued growth has been because of Discourse… i can’t express how grateful i am to the team here and the product!