Hardware and performance

Issues related to computer hardware and Moodle's performance under load.

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DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Caching & Application Cache in Cluster 0 Saad Zaman
Performance with 2500 concurrent users 5 Howard Miller
configuring redis and APCu 1 Howard Miller
Slow from University server 1 Emma Richardson
Slowest queries are inserting single row into mdl_sessions 14 Jerry Lau
External database log - will it copy existing? 2 Howard Miller
Moodle performance issues with mysql 6 Diane Soini
Flushing all the caches causes a fatal error 2 Service Usagers du Numérique
Users bounced off the server? 2 Jerry Lau
Certain pages loading very slow 2 Albert R.
Moodle + AWS EFS + filecachesd is it recommended? 1 Chris Fryer
[Moodle BenchMark] Need Beta-tester 99 Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai
Cluster setup Help 19 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Off-boarding ClamAV from web nodes? 12 Sergio Rabellino
What Size Should ramdisk/tmpfs Be for 'temp' and 'cache' ? 11 Howard Miller
Moodle Performance Issue with 4 users 22 Paul Young
XAMPP on Windows Server 2012 running in production 19 Ken Task
Can anyone share a performant Redis cache configuration? 2 Howard Miller
Data Privacy and Large Moodles 2 David Dixon
10K Users - 2 hours Exam 2 Séverin Terrier
Using config.php for configuration management -> performance impact? 6 Alistair Spark
The right Database to use 10 Hal MacLean
JMeter Moodle Test 0 Richard Brown
Web Access of moodle console is slow & www-root consuming 100% CPU Utilization. 0 Mohd Hassan Uddin
Apache CPU High Usage when opening tasks 21 Ramzi Hosni
Moodle creating Excessive I/Os 3 Andrew Nicols
moodle in azure 7 Mathew Gancarz
performance with mysqltuner 2 Ken Task
Error communicating with server 0 Randy Foster
NFS for dataroot 13 chaitanya varanasi
Overriding server timeout parameter can create chaos 3 Andrew Nicols
Moodle deployment on cloud recommended specifications 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle crashing with "Too many open files" 2 Debbie Unterseher
Exclude webservice user from Moodle logs 0 Richard van Iwaarden
Email sent via email_to_user() needs to be queued for background sending 7 Chris Yust
Moodle System Requirements for 500 Active Concurrent User 6 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle 3.4 performance is very Low 19 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Student upload issues only on certain network 7 Ken Task
Timeouts during an exam 13 Howard Miller
Moodle server resources for 1000+ users 5 Ken Task
Slow backup and restore of small quizes where there's a lot of question in course 1 Jerry Lau
Requirement for Migrating My Moodle School 12 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Can Redis Shared Application cache run on local nodes? 5 Jan Derriks
'core_renderer' is taking most of time while loading a page 7 Visvanath Ratnaweera
How to test performance? 3 Jan Derriks
Php memory_limit, what is the good way 3 Albert Ramsbottom
Quizzes are rending Moodle useless :-( 37 Jerry Lau
MCQ with random question performance issue 3 Tim Hunt
Hardware requirement for my setup 2 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Recommended specs - new moodle installation 2 Ralf Hilgenstock
Anyone running HTTP/2? 7 Rex Lorenzo
PHP-cgi.exe 100% load CPU one core 6 István Farkas
Big jumps in mysql memory usage 7 Howard Miller
SCORM Package breaks from 500 errors on image files? 1 Matteo Scaramuccia
Questions about load balancing methods and the session cache 6 Marcus Green
Uploaded files have long post-processing time 1 Rex Lorenzo
Course-level backup on large-ish instance 2 Susan Mangan
moodle for digital exam for about 70 students 8 sanaz karimkhani
Moodle a mount drive on amazon s3 or any other storage solution 5 Daniel Garcia
How to test performance, with and without Wincache 0 Paul L
Hardware for 100 concurrent users 10 Howard Miller
What does "automated backup are already running. Execution delayed"? 2 Visvanath Ratnaweera
What do these stats mean in footer 7 AL Rachels
Help with Windows Moodle Performance 3 Paul L
opcache issue on Moodle 3.4 and PHP 7.0.x 7 William Chan
File vs Database for Sessions, moodle 3.3 6 Paul L
Might have found the cause of slowness in DB 7 Visvanath Ratnaweera
optimize performance 3 Jeff White
Can I modify the .cnf files, delete the innodb files and restart? 1 Howard Miller
Moodle Webservices and AWS ElasticCache(memcached) problem 0 Christos Savva
Speeding up Moodle - reindexing entire database would help? 6 Howard Miller
Moodle increase size 3 Yoel Gutierrez
from M3.1 to M3.5 : database issue ? 18 Michel DENIS
Why is my small Moodle setup maxing out my server's 1 GB memory limit? 23 Francisco Lemus
Using AWS for Moodle 10 Greg Rudl
Moodle file picker not working 25 Liana Shpani
CDN for beginners 2 Mathew Gancarz
Slow Load Time When Saving a new Activity or Editing an Existing one 6 Ahmed Aly
Major problems with Moodledata on NFS 4 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle 3.4 -> 3.5 upgrade time 1 sam marshall
Can't setup memcached for sessions 0 Regina B
Dockerized Moodle - Performance 47 Andrew Nicols
Timing Out 12 Rick Jerz
Hardware requirements for a minimum traffic of concurrent users 7 Ken Task
Need a script that would display a node number of a load balanced system - 5 nodes 15 Andreas Panagiotopoulos
Is there a way to estimate actual number of concurrent Moodle users? 3 A. S.
moodle memcached being used for sessions - confused by what I see 5 John Joubert
Refresh Mod Calendar Events Task - Slow 6 Russell Morriss
How to replicate in moodle? 10 Tim Hunt
grunt css 3 Дмитрий Пименов
Server hardware for 1000 concurrent users 1 Albert Ramsbottom
Groups and performance 1 Howard Miller
Micro Focus for load testing 0 Howard Miller
Site home very slow, 39 seconds 12 Howard Miller
Advice on server to run multiple Moodle sites 9 Paul Raper
This is exciting as I am back, NFS question 8 Matteo Scaramuccia
Big Blue Button and number of users 3 Albert Ramsbottom
What may cause a coding error - failed to unserialise data from file. Either failed to read, or failed to write. 2 Albert Ramsbottom
Problems crashing on the server 7 Albert Ramsbottom
Event monitoring 2 Helen Brennagh