I am trying to get Moodle online and when my network admin got it online we realized it is extremely slow. I posted this in the Windows server forum, but thought I would try here also. I received this e-mail from him:
The Moodle WEB site is over 100 times slower than www.lhssa.org. This can be due to many problems, the four that come to mind are:
- Bad firewall
- DNS problems
- Server problems
- Product problems
I eliminated the firewall as the culprit buy redirecting the Moodle page through both the Cisco and Linksys firewalls. Both were equally slow, about 4 minutes to load.
DNS can not be the problem since we are accessing with the IP address, bypassing the DNS servers.
A server problem is possible. How difficult is it to reload Moodle on a different server? After I migrated this server to a new virtual host it became very unstable. If this is an option, I can have a new virtual server set up tomorrow night and you can load Moodle and copy your WEB pages over from the old server.
As for product problems, Moodle or Apache may have issues with virtual servers. If this is an issue, I can set up a physical server but not before this weekend.
Here is some more information on our system.
OS: Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1
Virtual Server: VMware ESX 3.5
Host: Quad Zeon with 8Gb memory
System runs good across 100Mb full duplex network. Outside connectivity very slow on dedicated T1 (1.5Mb).
lhssa.org WEB site runs fast with IIS. Moodle WEB site very slow with Apache.
Each site uses separate firewalls. Swapped firewalls, problem follows Moodle WEB site.
Any help getting our site up to speed would be greatly apprectiated.