Hello guys, I'm pretty much amazed by Floren's work. He did a lot of optimizations for us, not only his Searchlight addon. We are running a vbulletin forum with 1.2 million users, 3 million posts and 15,000 online users at peak time. Before we got Floren's optimizations we had a 4 servers for mysql, 1 master and 3 slaves. After he finished his work on our servers we only have 1 mysql server for everything. With his help we created a complete new setup. Now we don't use Apache and MySQL anymore, but Nginx and MariaDB Axivo proprietary RPM's. He even made a custom csync2 RPM for our needs to keep the webservers sync. He made all the software setup for us and optimized every aspect of the hardware. All in all, it was a great decision to get rid of our old setup and to choose Floren to build a new one from ground up. With the old setup we had problems every day during peak time, now with Floren's setup we are running for months without any downtime! That says everything no? This is what he did on our vBulletin forum: He replaced the mysql fulltext search with Searchlight: Searches are much more efficient now, no locking tables! He optimized our Live Search Addon: Before it was using mysql fulltext search and locked up the thread table. He optimized it so its using Searchlight, another great thing. No more table locks here, too. He fixed several bugs with vbulletin and vBSEO that the vBSEO guys could not fix or did not want to fix. He made much more than I expected and he provided great help, even during the night he was there for us. Thank you very much Floren! I dont have any graphs right now to compare before and after, but the effect of Searchlight and his server tweaks is very visible. During peak times, our old setup had a load average of 5-15 with pages loading in 3-5secs. Now the load average is maximum 1.5 at peak with pages loading under 1 sec.