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Scrapebox posting Speeds - Computer Vs. xsserver windows vps

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  1. wf blows

    wf blows Newbie

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    I just got a Windows VPS from xsserver.

    I did a speed test and these are the results:

    download = 100.94 mb/s
    upload = 5.87 mb/s

    I was very happy with these results as that is much faster then my connection at home which is:

    download = 16.48 mb/s
    upload = 0.94 mb/s

    I assumed that my Scrapebox posting would be significantly faster so I did an experiment to compare the the VPS to my home computer.

    I ran an auto-approve list of 5626 urls using fast poster on both the VPS and my home computer/connection.

    The VPS finished the list in 24 minutes and 10 seconds

    My home computer finished the list in 23 minutes and 32 seconds.

    Both runs had very similar success rates in posting.

    Does anyone know why the VPS is not outperforming my home connection?

    I used the same 10 squid proxies for both runs.

    Will using more proxies help?

    What other factors determine speed?
     
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  2. bakxos

    bakxos Regular Member

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    The good thing with the vps is that you can increase the number of threads that are running. I suppose you have not changed that so go to preferences and change the vps threads to 200 or so(multiple connections is the name if i remember correctly).
    Dont change your computer sb threads to that cause your internet connection will not handle it :p

    Also change the timeout limit to 90 seconds and rerun the test to see why vps is faster:)

    If the vps is good, you can run 300+ threads which is pretty much 7 times faster.
     
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    Fwiffo Power Member

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    what version of xsserver.eu vps are you running? (ie how much ram / gb?)
     
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    of course if you are using the same number of threads it's not going to be much different. increase the threads but if you don't get more proxies you will be limited by proxy speed as well.
     
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  5. wf blows

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    Thanks, for the fast reply. Your right I used 50 threads both times. I just changed the SCrapebox settings on the VPS to 200 threads and I changed the timeout limit to 90 seconds. I am doing a run on the same list right now and I will report back with the results when it is finished.
     
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    what version of xsserver vps are you running?

    I am using their cheapest $15 a month package. RAM 256 mb
     
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    using proxies for posting? you can only post as fast as the proxies allow. So if you are using the same list of proxies, then you expect the speed to be the same it using the same numebr of threads, unless they are very fast proxies (which most are not!)
     
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    I just ran the same list through Scrapebox on the VPS after changing timeout to 90 seconds and changing it to 200 threads from 50.

    Strangely, it took the Exact time 24 minutes and 10 seconds as it did earlier. Another strange thing is my success rate dropped to almost zero. There were only 46 successful posts.

    I guess something else is limiting me. Maybe it's the proxies as others have said. I am running 10 squid proxies now. Will adding more proxies make the posting faster?

    If I'm running 200 threads would it be suggested to run 200 proxies?
     
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    I run ScrapeBox on a PC at home, it has a 2ghz CPU/ 1gb RAM and when I run SB on a default MS 08 installation, I get to 90% memory usage after around an hour and a half.

    You are using 256mb of RAM on your VPS? I wonder if this causes it?
     
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    You should run SB on a machine with atleast 1gb ram

    Otherwise you wont get the desired results
     
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    My VPS is from xsserver. I'm on their lowest $15 plan with 256mb. It's $35 a month for a plan with 1gb of ram. I'll gladly pay it if it will significantly improve the performance of Scrapebox.

    In what way will more ram improve the performance?
     
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    RAM is not necessarily an issue (not saying that it can't be). Since it's just a test, try the vps without proxies and 250 threads.
     
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    RAM and speed of proxies will effect your posting with scrapebox

    If the speed of proxies is 1 sec on both on your pc and vps

    Then SB posting rate will be same
     
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    Your posts just helped me realize I've been making a stupid mistake. I haven't had the use proxies box checked this whole time so I haven't been using proxies.

    I just used proxies and my time went down significantly. I ran the same list and it only took 8 minutes and 9 seconds. So that definitely is great.

    I ran it twice. Once using 250 threads and once using 50 threads and both were 8 minutes so it didn't seem to affect the time.

    Another problem I'm having is I'm starting to get almost no approved post from this list. Have I been blacklisted somehow?
     
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    You're in for a lot of testing but it's the right strategy as it's the only way to really know what you're doing.

    There are many factors involved in automation and that is what makes things complicated. If a proxy is down or too slow, SB will simply abandon the current url and continue with the next one. If you have only dead proxies, the 'posting' can potentially finish in seconds without anything being achieved actually.

    When you say you are getting progressively less approved posts, do you mean you get many 'failed to post' or that you get the same amount of successes but aren't seeing your posts? In the latter case, try making a post manually here and there and see what happens (with your own eyes).

    I am going to pm you a couple of hundred pretty much working proxies to make it easier to not depend on proxy issues for your furhter tests.
     
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    Yes, I do mean "failed to post". On my earlier experiments I was getting about a 25% success rate. The last few that I ran I was getting less then a 1% success rate. I just tried the list of proxies you sent me and I had about a 20% success rate and it took longer then normal 34 minutes and 8 seconds. The list I'm using could also be another part of the low success rate. It's a list of auto approve blogs I bought from fiverr just to test things out. Well, like you said I have a lot of experimenting to do. My brother-in-law is coming over tomorrow to show me some of his Scrapebox tips. Thanks for the proxies and thanks for all of your advice.