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Hello,

first of all, please excuse my bad English i still hope you're able to understand me. I have had a hard time coming here, but i will tell more about me if i will stay with ocPortal. For now i have to clear a few Questions before i can continue working with ocPortal where i hope you got some good answheres for me :)

To note, even if the Questions may sound stupid i searched and read everything related to these Questions, but couldn't clear them.

Let's get to the Point, may i remove anything related to ocPortal and modify any Part of the Software? Can this be changed in the Future for the current version?

Will ocPortal stay "free" or are there plans to make it commercial in Future? (yes, i wana know ocPortals secret Plan for World Domination!)

I was editing the Design in the past 2 Days, uploaded max 2MB files, didnt create any other Content. But i alone produced 100MB of traffic in this time… I can't understand how i could create so much traffic. Theres no chance for my work with ocPortal if this Traffic is normal. So i realy have to ask, how may this be possible?

I also detected, that ocPortal seem to load between 2x-8x slower as other comparable sites. It might be my Server, but ocportal.com just loads and process data in about the same Speed as my Server does. Is this standard or just the server where ocportal.com running on slow the last days?

Also since ocPortal is totaly different from any other CMS i know; can it handle a lot of Content and users at a fair speed?

I hope i may ask such kind of Questions here and you can erasure my concerns.

regards
Alex
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Hi Alex,

may i remove anything related to ocPortal and modify any Part of the Software?

Absolutely. The only terms in the license that are restrictive are when it comes to redistribution to other third parties, and those only relate to having to give overall attribution to us (the exact terms are in the license).

Can this be changed in the Future for the current version?

No, we can't revoke the license we're using for the version of code you saw the license for already.

Will ocPortal stay "free" or are there plans to make it commercial in Future?

There are absolutely no existing plans to make it commercial, or to make a separate commercial version. We're not like many "Open Source" companies that only use OSS as a marketing strategy to hook people in - we believe in it, and all we currently put out is OSS (except stuff we do directly for clients).

I was editing the Design in the past 2 Days, uploaded max 2MB files, didnt create any other Content. But i alone produced 100MB of traffic in this time… I can't understand how i could create so much traffic. Theres no chance for my work with ocPortal if this Traffic is normal. So i realy have to ask, how may this be possible?

I can't speak for how a web host might monitor traffic. I would suggest making sure you have your web browser cache on so it doesn't need to keep re-loading the CSS and images ocPortal uses.

I also detected, that ocPortal seem to load between 2x-8x slower as other comparable sites. It might be my Server, but ocportal.com just loads and process data in about the same Speed as my Server does. Is this standard or just the server where ocportal.com running on slow the last days?

Also since ocPortal is totaly different from any other CMS i know; can it handle a lot of Content and users at a fair speed?

Our server isn't super powered. ocPortal is competitive with sophisticated CMSs in speed, but simpler systems will always be faster as they have a lot less to process per page view and a lot more hard coded.
We recently benchmarked running around 5 requests per second on a typical well configured server.
We've spent many days optimising the code, running through various tools to monitor bottlenecks, and implementing many advanced performance algorithms. If anyone can find ways ocPortal can be made faster I'd love to hear them - currently (4.3 RC releases) we have implemented all ways to make it faster we have been able to conjure up over the years.


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