We ran some tests to check PhonePad 5 Server’s resource usage under different scenarios. These are the results of these tests.In all of these tests, the users were all logged in simultaneously, ie. at exactly the same time. This would rarely happen in the real world.The images below show the CPU usage when the server is idling with the indicated number of users connected, as well as the amount of memory usage. Naturally, the more users that are connected the higher the memory usage.The “blips” or bursts of activity in the graph are from the simultaneous logins. Normally users wouldn’t all login at exactly the same time and so the amount of CPU usage would be a lot lower when logins occur.
Test 1 - 10 Users
As you can see, memory usage is quite low, and CPU usage is almost non-existant.
Test 2 - 50 Users
Memory usage is still low, and CPU usage (after everyone logging in at once) returns to very low usage.
Test 3 - 100 Users
Memory usage has doubled from the previous test, with double the number of users. After the initial burst of activity from all of the simultaneous logins, the server has settled down to a gentle idle.
Test 4 - 300 Users
We wouldn’t recommend having 300 users connected to the one PhonePad Server (multiple servers should be used) but we just wanted to see what would happen.Memory usage has now passed 1GB, but the CPU usage after all of the logins is still very low.
Test 5 - 500 Users
One more test to see if we can break the PhonePad Server. Memory usage now is quite high, but we expected that given that there are 500 users logged in. Still, the CPU usage is very low with all of those connections. Mind you, the users aren’t actually doing anything so the system is just idling.
The PhonePad 5 Server can handle a large number of connections, although we wouldn’t advise more than 100 users per server instance.Memory usage is quite reasonable and CPU usage is very low at idle, which is what we would expect.Notes:Modules were cached in these tests (the recommended setting).Performance Boost was not enabled.
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