Kpop Idol Groups International Fan Forum

Let’s take a look at different aspect of Kpop. Here’s some analysis of a few Kpop idol groups international fan forum sites. 20 sites are selected randomly, all are using IP.Board except one using WordPress:

Soshified (SNSD)
Karaholic (Kara)
BigBangVIP (Big Bang)
SJ-WORLD (Super Junior)
WG Spectacle (Wonder Girls)
Diadem (T-ara)
Ultimate Adora (Miss A)
MightySISTAR (Sistar)
Aff(x)tion – f(x)
I heart f(x) – f(x)
Visual Glow (Rainbow)
SHINee Forum International (SHINee)
No Limit Infinite (Infinite)
TS Undercover (B.A.P)
Unbreakable6 (B.A.P)
Girl’s Day Daily (Girl’s Day)

Since majority fan forums are using IP.Board, so let’s do some summary on the statistics shown on the site:

5 highest number of posts:

  1. 5344703 – Soshified
  2. 1561663 – SHINee Forum International
  3. 1487358 – SJ-WORLD
  4. 1098778 – 2ONEDAY
  5. 612347 – Karaholic

5 highest posts per member:

  1. 32.76 – 2ONEDAY
  2. 25.51 – WG Spectacle
  3. 21.08 – SJ-WORLD
  4. 20.54 – SHINee Forum International
  5. 20.34 – Soshified

5 highest most online users:

  1. 19826 – Soshified
  2. 1031 – SJ-WORLD
  3. 1359 – Diadem
  4. 1398 – SHINee Forum International
  5. 1574 – MightySISTAR

I try to find the highest percentage of most online users by comparing with total registered users, however most online users counter is including anonymous users too. So here’s the 5 highest percentage of most online users (which is not very accurate):

  1. 121.3% – Visual Glow
  2. 24.98% – MightySISTAR
  3. 23.42% – Unbreakable6
  4. 8.39% – TS Undercover
  5. 7.54% – Soshified

Now let’s get technical. Disclaimer: these info are retrieved by inspecting HTTP header & using network tools available online, no hacking or cracking involved.

PHP versions: 10 sites using version 5.4.7, while one site each using version 5.3.24, 5.3.23, 5.3.10 and 5.2.17.So, hosting providers that still using PHP 5.2, please upgrade.

Server: 10 sites using Lighttpd (these sites seem to be hosted by same hosting provider), 5 using Apache, 3 using Nginx and 1 using Litespeed.

Soshified is the only one hosted by AWS and has Cloudflare enabled.

14 sites are gzip-encoded – web pages are compressed, which results in smaller size & faster transfer.

Domain registrar: 7 sites registered with Namecheap, 6 with GoDaddy, 2 with eNom and one site each registered with Bluehost, ReDeHost, HostGator, & NameSilo.

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