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Is this plugin possible?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by crackarama, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. crackarama

    crackarama Regular Member

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    I have an adult site that is doing pretty well and im about to get it all updated. Like a lot of people, i use plugins etc that pull videos off the big sites like Xvideos so i am not hosting the videos. With the plugin i use, i simply type in whatever i want and it pulls up videos and i can change the title,description and tags. For my new site i would love a plugin that would allow my visitors ( after registering) to be able to do the same thing. They would add the url of the page the video is on or even take the embed code for the video, add it into a box on my site and the video would pop up for them to input all the txt then add. Iv spoke with one guy who says no chance as it would hammer the CPU. I could have hundreds of people embedding videos at the same time so don't know if its even possible. Has anyone ever made something like this or do yous think its not possible?
     
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    Possible? Yes certainly. A simple page scraper script would do it(With PHP 5.3+, it is even easier).Hammer up the CPU? It can, depending on how many requests it takes per second. You could also use "load-balancing" and distribute the load but that depends on your setup. It is definitely possible.
     
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    crackarama Regular Member

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    As you probably guessed, i have zero knowledge about building thing like that Gogol but thanks for answering. I have never seen any other sites doing it but i think it would be a good way to increase visitor interaction.
     
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    nigglesmelb Registered Member

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    It shouldn't hammer the CPU any more than having the same amount of public visitors on your site, so if your hosting can handle 100 simultaneous visitors then it can handle 100 simultaneous embedders.

    You might be better off getting the script coded up and then selling it as a plugin, that way you're not hosting the links for them.
     
  5. crackarama

    crackarama Regular Member

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    Good news for me then as its something il def have built when my site gets updated. I wouldnt bother with selling it but its a good idea for someone wondering what new plugin to build. Imagine it would do well on some of the adult forums. Any rough estimates of what someone would take to build something like this?