What counts as a "connection" on Galaxy?

#1

When comparing with active users on Google Analytics, Galaxy connections is always ~3x higher. I have mixmax:smart-disconnect installed, so either it’s not working or what counts as a connection is dramatically different than what counts as an “active user”.

#2

Idle users drop off of GA count… whereas they remain in the Galaxy connection list as long as the browser is open.

#3

For performance, we do a disconnect on the client if the client is idle for 8 minutes. If the user moves the mouse or types we reconnect. As soon as we added this code our peak load cut in half.

#4

Thanks for the reply. I’ve been using this package (which is supposed to do what you just described) but I’m not sure it’s even working at this point.

#5

I’m not familiar with that package, but it sound awesome. 2 ways to find out if it works.

  1. Log connections when running on localhost and see if it works.
  2. Otherwise, watch the galaxy dashboard on your sandbox/staging server.
    In both case… since you have controlled environment you can see what happens to the connection count as you manipulate the client.