Can spaces impact the system performance?

Hi there,

Our Confluence system is forever expanding and we need to keep an eye on the future growth to ensure we keep it as efficient as possible for the users. We have 48 global spaces and 78 personal spaces.

Does both the global and personal space have an impact on the system performance?

Many thanks


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Davin Studer Community Champion Mar 30, 2016

I've heard of companies with hundreds of spaces. Confluence is designed to support lots of spaces. You should be fine. Now, you do want to make sure that you have disk space for all the data. Certainly if you add more spaces you're going to need more disk space. Also, it stands to reason that as you add more spaces you are probably adding more users as well, so your load on the server will be more due to increased traffic. But simply adding more spaces, if nothing else changed, shouldn't affect the performance of your site.

The main thing is the performance of the indexing - the larger your instance, the larger the index and so, in some places, the longer it's going to take to do things.

But that's a function of volume of data rather than number of spaces.

We do not have a large implementation of Confluence, however, we have found that if we do not reboot the server on a regular basis that the performance does degrade pretty quickly. We reboot once a week.

You probably want to investigate that properly instead of plastering over the cracks.

We know about Confluence instances with thousands of spaces! 

It obviously depends on the hardware, but Confluence software should be easily handle your scale.

On the other hand, the space count by itselft is not very critical. The number of pages, page versions, comments, attachments (their filesizes), attachment versions have more significant effect on the end-user performance experience. 

Thanks for the info. Very useful. smile

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