eAcellerator I just a few thoughts about eAcellerator. I’m not a server tech but I do dabble, so all the following might be inaccurate and I’m always willing to bow to greater knowledge.
I followed Frankie Kams excellent tutorial How I speeded up my Moodle site (two essential tips).
The mod deflate seems to have worked as described. Unfortunately I don’t think eAcellerator is a viable option any more.
I'm running on a cloud server running centOS with cpanel. I’m currently using PHP Version 5.3.18.
I tried to install the eAcelerator first using eaccelerator-0.9.6.1 and ran in to the well documented issues of it no longer being compatible. After version 0.9.5.3 they dropped support for the PHP commands used by Moodle (and other PHP software like Wordpress etc).
I then tried to install 0.9.5.3, how ever it does not seem to be available anywhere. See its absence from Github https://github.com/eaccelerator/eaccelerator/downloads, I have read about there being problems with this version so it may have been removed for this reason.
That leaves rolling back to version 0.9.5.2. During install I started to ran into problems after the 'make' command, which ended in: make: *** [optimize.lo] Error 1
I think this is due to it not being compatible with the current version of PHP.
I'm going to be looking at other options for these reasons.
- Its already out of date and wont be updated to work with moodle
- The old versions don't work with new versions of PHP
- If used, every time I recompile using Easy Apache it would update the version of eAcellerator.
- Finally I don’t want to spend time learning about software which is coming to the end of its useful life with moodle.
Its a pity as I know others have seen great gains using this eAcellerater and I really hope I’m wrong.
What do you guys think? Am I off the mark here, have I missed something?
Thanks for any help