In most situations difficulty will NOT affect your mining income, unless you used a extremely high (or low) value to mine, which could lead to two results, either the difficulty is too high that your miner can not find a share in time (≈20 minutes) or the difficulty is too low so our pool considered you as "flooding attack" then close the socket.
But this situation won't happen to 99.9% of the miners, because our pool has used a difficulty retarget mechanism to prevent that, no matter which port you use (different starting difficulty), pool software will auto adjust your current difficulty to target time 50~60 seconds. Ofcourse you can set your own fixed difficulty (which is recommended), it will be more info in the following discription.
It is best to have 1 share accepted per 1~2 minutes so the pool won't timeout you or considered as flooding attack. You can totally let the pool software adjust the difficulty for you or decide fixed diff by yourself, the recommended value is [ yourHashrate * 60 ], which means your miner will find one share per 60 seconds (theoretically).
Setting fixed difficulty is very easy, simply add +Difficulty to your mining address, more detailed address format and example can be seen down below.
parameters include `PaymentID`, `Difficulty`, `RigID`. PaymentID usually used for exchange deposit, if you're not going to mine to an exchange wallet you can totally ignore this parameter. And Difficulty already mentioned in former description. RigID is for you to identified miners, there will be chart generated to each RigID for you to monitor stats.
These parameters are OPTIONAL unless you would like to mine directly to your exchange wallet (e.g. Binance), that usually require a specific `Payment ID` or needs to use `Integrated Address` otherwise XMR will never go to your exchange's balance.Complete Format: WalletAddress.PaymentID+Difficulty#RigID *Example: 46A82UkY3SzQZsouY6gpocKgLBzTLYEcM812KC6jnDBiiKPCiqbtDGaWsqK4Bvnm8jiVzBm77TfTdeLteqU7Z8tH9SiroMz.4b32023cdd470207778700538c4e979615c2717110536d282ffe990277c03ffa+100000#Worker01
Please enter your Wallet Address, Payment ID (leave it empty if not using an exchange), Difficulty (difficulty calculator: API/Tools) and RigID.