Scalability limitations? 1k, 100k, 1M users?

Hey Guys, I’m wondering if anyone has any experience with scaling applications on Bubble. Im hearing a mixture of opinions on this.

I have an app that I’m launching leveraging OpenAI + other APIs and I have some pretty large social media influencers with millions of followers who want to promote the app.

I’m likely going to launch a waitlist for it so that I can control the influx of users. Can Bubble apps even handle 100k + users even with a dedicated server?

Would love some expert insight on this. Thanks!

@chris64 If you spend enough time looking over the forums you’ll find plenty of conversations about this all too common forum question.

The short answer is yes, the longer answer is maybe depending on you app and in some rare cases probably no. It is completely dependent upon what your app does and how well it is built (there are a lot of easy ways to do things that lead to performance issues in Bubble).

If you are planning on launching the app via social influencers and you expect to receive a large amount of users in a short period of time you definitely need to use a load testing tool before launching a campaign:

As it relates to a dedicated server, as soon as your app can cover the costs, you should move your app to a dedicated plan. I’m not going to go into the details here as to why, but they are also well documented on this forum.