Performance Comparison Of NewBB 1 Vs NewBB 2

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Those of us that have been around Xoops for a while now will know that requests for a fully featured, world class forum module that is fully intergrated into the Xoops core has been a regular, and intensely debated topic on the official Xoops forums. The original NewBB forum module that ships with all versions of Xoops 2 is undoubtedly a very slick and very quick module, but in many peoples view it is very lacking in the feature set side of things. This brought on the development of NewBB 2 by Predator, phppp and their team which is now quickly becoming the new standard for the Xoops forum module.

There is no doubt that the NewBB 2 team have done an outstanding job with packing NewBB 2 full of features, but are there any side effects from this? The intention of this article is to provide an insight into the performance differences between NewBB 1 and NewBB 2 so that users can make up their own mind which forum module suits their needs best. I must point out that this article is in no way conclusive, and shouldn't be taken as fact. The data represented here is simply the results I got from my testing (detailed in article), and should be used as a guide at best.

ARTICLE INDEX

Article Introduction & Article Index..........................Page 1

The Test Origin.....................................................Page 2

Testing Environment.............................................Page 2

Gathering The Data & Test Workflow......................Page 2

Considerations & Limitations..................................Page 2

MySQL Query Count..............................................Page 3

Page Execution Times............................................Page 3

Page HTTP Requests.............................................Page 3

Page File Size......................................................Page 3

Page Loading Times..............................................Page 3

Overall Conclusions & Closing Statement................Page 4