I'm still using my old klunker of a 800Mhz PIII with 256MB of ram also, but with Apache
running Moodle 1.6.2 under EdUbuntu
. You may be correct with a base install without an accelerator, but eAccelerator
busts a move; I have no problems with 30 - 50 concurrent users using the mired of chat, assignment and quiz modules simultaneously. What version of Moodle are you using and what OS, these are equally important factors?
I don't think your going to get the same performance with the later versions of Moodle or when running other services on a server
. I am however working (slow work in progress) a new machine that is memory and processor rich in comparison using either Moodle 1.6.3 or 1.8.? (I use the question mark as by the time I get off my lazy butt it'll be version 2.0.1 - the machine is up and working, but I've drug my feet in migrating the files). In moving to 4 Gig of ram
and an AMD dual core 64 bit processor
running either Moodle 1.6.3 (Moodle 1.6.3 and Apache
are built into the 7.10 EdUbuntu install) or 1.8.2 under Apache
, 64 bit 7.10 Edubuntu
it flys to say the least. I've got less than $500 in hardware with the new machine. I do intend to keep the old klunker around as a back up and for the "memories". Might make a good paper weight some day too ... or I might donate it to another teacher who's in need and limited on funds like myself.