I’ve created my Discourse forum on DigitalOcean and I currently have the 3GB droplet, which I thought would be enough to run my forum well. But at the moment, it’s really lagging.
Every time there are more that 10 people actively contributing to the same post at one time, it starts to lag significantly. They aren’t all necessarily posting at the same time. They take it in turns with no more than 3-4 people typing at the same time, but it causes issues.
They have to keep refreshing the page to see new posts, like posts or see who’s liked a post. They sometimes get a message saying they were logged out. It’s really affecting my traffic!
There are only 250 people on my forums in total and we get no more than 30 people online at the same time right now. But if things are bad with this number of people, I’m worried about potential new users and the general experience of being on my forum.