i am trying to speed up my moodle as much as possible and i am wondering if using ODBC mysql driver 3.51 will speed things up. unfortunatly i can find no documentation on it at this site. and i am wondering if php/mysql combo is designed so as to not use ODBC data sources i am running moodle on windows 2003 server and access is slow on network and internet i don't have the fastest internet connection just 300K upload but i am not getting heavy usage either and i am hoping to boost my internet performance.
to further clarify the local access to server is fast and good but even across a 10/100 lan the on a client machine it can take a minute to load the page or longer.
to further clarify access across lan only connection for internal of firewall only by ip fast but when i access the external version that is used outside firewall page can take minute or longer to load and i am getting time exceeded error messages