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Installing poker client soon, expecting heavy traffic

Postby RehabbingFish » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:57 am

Hi,

Im connecting a client as a training room off a poker related social network Im launching in December. Im connected to the busto world and expecting to bring significant traffic over as Ill be running Bitcoin and other prizes for no buy-in.

My tech skills are pretty limited to blogs and my developer can figure things out but is a little slow due to language issues.

Hoping to install by early next week so will see how it goes.

If I have more than 500 players on at once what do I need to do to prepare to make sure I can handle this amount of traffic on the client?

Looking forward to getting this done and started, fun times coming for sure :D
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Re: Installing poker client soon, expecting heavy traffic

Postby Kent Briggs » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:38 pm

RehabbingFish wrote:If I have more than 500 players on at once what do I need to do to prepare to make sure I can handle this amount of traffic on the client?


You'll likely find that 500 is probably about the upper limit of logins that you can fit on a single server. At around that point the CPU starts spending more time with thread switching than processing client packets and your site will get laggy and eventually crash. The only way around that is to run multiple sites on separate servers (you need a separate license for each one).
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Re: Installing poker client soon, expecting heavy traffic

Postby RehabbingFish » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:03 pm

Thanks!

I think Im just going to shoot small to start off.

If Im correct and get larger traffic I can host the bigger ones at an established room.

So Ill aim for a 50 to 200.

I thinking Im going to need help as Im not sure if my developer will be much help, so if you anyone is interested in making some extra cash on a really unique project hit me up.

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Re: Installing poker client soon, expecting heavy traffic

Postby ftpjesus » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:58 am

I have to ask the question if a multi cpu server would help resolve the 500 person limit. I'm looking at some higher end more robust VPS servers in particular a 16core Dual Intel processors with 512MB memory and SSD drives. Price would be higher then Id like but as I expect to be able to generate positive cash flow.. If not then how could one tie multiple servers (licenses) together to allow.. Obviously multiple servers with multi license is consideration but Id like to be able to integrate the user database at least in some fashion.. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Installing poker client soon, expecting heavy traffic

Postby Kent Briggs » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:36 am

ftpjesus wrote:if a multi cpu server would help resolve the 500 person limit.


You would likely need a multi-CPU system just to get to 500 but my guess (based on customer feedback) is that it doesn't scale up much from there. Merging multiple sites would require creating a central login web page where you keep a database of all your player accounts. Present them with a menu of which poker server to connect to and then use the API to update their balance on that system. When they logoff, fetch their balance and update your central database.
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