Handling large volumes of data with Prosper202

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IMO the default version of prosper202 isn’t really designed to handle large volume media buys. The latest version 1.7.2 does make it easier with a simple click to clear click data button but it can still prove difficult to pull off reports once the ammount of data you are analysising exceeds a certain limit. The dedi I use for Prosper is a twin Intel Xeon quad core with 24gb of ram and it still complains once the click database exceeds 4GB.

I was trying to analyze keywords from a particular traffic source
and I had to narrow the search to just a few hours otherwise I would get the error below:
Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 60 seconds exceeded in /var/www/vhosts/myhost.com/httpdocs/202-config/functions.php on line 16

This made it pretty much impossible to analyse the data so I modified the file in question and extended the timeout limit.

To do this I opened up /202-config/functions.php and added the following line just below the opening <?php tag

set_time_limit(999);

It’s still a slow and painful process waiting for the report to run but slow and having the data all in one place is a much better comprimise than having to run reports in 3 hour blocks. Coffee break anyone?

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