[Solved] Going Live
Hey, First of all, thanks for the wonderful forum plugin and for answering all my queries.
I'm glad to share that the forum will go live in about 18 hours. I'm expecting a bit of traffic(around 2-3k users). My question is can the forum handle this load? Would there be a possible problem that would arise with this kind of sudden influx of registration in a short amount of time? If yes, what it is? and what can I do to prevent/do if it happens?
I would really love to know your thoughts on this. I just want to make sure the opening of the forum to be smooth.
wpForo doesn't have any issue with the number of users. 2-3k is too small for wpForo. It's designed even for 1M users. The main issue may come from your hosting server. If you see the website starts working slow you should move to more powerful hosting service plan.
BTW, when you install wpForo, it asks you configure and enable its inbuilt reCAPTCHA in Forums > Tools admin page to protect spam user registration. But I don't see reCAPTCHA on your registration form, why you left it unprotected? All WordPress websites are under hard spam attacks, your website will be too. So you should protect it before going live. Please read this topic and configure the reCAPCTHA for registration forms: https://wpforo.com/community/faq/how-to-stop-spam/