Hi there. I absolutely love the kPlaylist software; installing it was a breeze! However, I have several questions about using it because I have some concerns about its performance and impact on the rest of my site under heavier use by users. It's not an issue when 2 or 3 people are streaming stuff, but how about 10 or 20?
Under what circumstances does this software have a large impact on site performance?
Can anyone tell me the maximum (mean) number of simultaneous users that can access streaming files using this script?
Is there a rate limiting mechanism in the software to prevent crashes and slow down of other parts of the site?
I currently only have an Admin user and that user has no bandwidth limitations. Do I need to set this to a particular number, and by doing so, will limiting bandwidth limit the speed of anonymous connections.
I'm asking these questions because I've noticed some stuttering/crashing going on after I installed this on my provider's server (a fast 1 CPU system, though I am not privy to most of the details about the system). I don't think this is related to the streaming software, but do have my suspicions as I haven't seen this before.
I have a low number of users online at my site simultaneously(8-10; it is relatively new), but want to start offering more streaming audio content. The site has been growing about 10% per day and is up to 250 unique users a day so far. It's been a lot of fun, as this is my first website.
I am concerned about what may happen in a couple of months if a couple hundred more people start visiting. Thanks in advance for your comments.