Server specs (CPU, RAM)

A lot of effort has been put into making the userTrack tracking and dashboard as fast as possible. userTrack runs well on most servers, but depending on the amount of traffic you get and the total database size you should consider the following suggestions for your server configuration:

Minimum recommended server specifications:

  • <50k monthly visits

    • Any cheap VPS or shared hosting should work

    • 1 GB RAM

    • 1 vCPU

    • 10GB disk

    • You should consider upgrading your server if you store more than 500k total sessions

  • <250k monthly visits

    • 2 GB RAM

    • 2 vCPU

    • 25GB disk

    • You should consider upgrading your server if you store more than 1M total sessions

  • <2M monthly visits

    • 8GB RAM

    • 4 vCPU

    • 50GB disk

  • 2M+ monthly visits

    • userTrack has not been tested for this amount of traffic

MySQL Configuration

Note that normally the RAM is not fully utilized by the MySQL database unless you properly configure your MySQL config (my.cnf).

It is important to change your the innodb-buffer-pool-size based on the available RAM size.

Here is a recommended MySQL config for an 8GB/4vCPU server:

# InnoDB
innodb-buffer-pool-size = 5500M # This should be around 70% of your total RAM
innodb_buffer_pool_instances = 6
innodb_stats_on_metadata = 0
innodb_log_file_size = 768M # Around 15% of buffer-pool-size
innodb_file_per_table = 1 # Don't fragment tables across files
innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 # Increases tracking write speed
max_connections = 100

If you can't decide what server configuration to use, you can contact support for help and suggestions.