I may be in charge of a new forum soon and I’m wondering about how discourse behave under heavy loads.
The owner of the forum will be one of the most successful youtuber in France, so that’s a huge community to host.
I’m expecting an average of 100 to 200 simultaneous connected users with peaks up to 10 000 concurrent users.
Do any of you get any significative experience with this kind of communities ?
Also what kind of hardware do I need to support this ? (I’m used to deploy discourse on my own servers, I don’t need assistance for server administration and I’ve read some topics here about how to scale discourse on multiple machines)
I think I’ll do something like invite system to ensure a progressive increase of the load but I don’t know what to expect.
Any advice is welcomed.