Hardware and performance

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

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DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Storage requirements per course? 1 Randy Obert
Moodle1.6.2+, script to migrate MySQL->Postgre? 8 Iñaki Arenaza
Webserver suspended after improper logout 2 Anthony Borrow
Troubles 3 Timothy Takemoto
installing turck mmcache using yum 2 m y
Increasing apache capacity with moodle 6 Genner Cerna
My hosting is upgrading to MySQL 5, is my Moodle 1.5.4 site OK? 5 James Dugal
server OS 5 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle Implementation/Feasibility Study 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Stats Cron Job Kills Server 6 Ralph Patterson
Please help - Server Database Performance Problems 7 Ralph Patterson
LAN config to minimise broadband use 4 Visvanath Ratnaweera
no access from inside network 2 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Cron error in Apache logs 0 Philip Edwards
Troubleshooting Linux Server (localhost vs www) 2 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Upload File Size Sticking [Moodle 1.6.2] 2 Gary Day
Course Enrol Button 1 Ken Wilson
Server Capacity? 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
How long should cron take to execute on small site? 4 Just H
Ubuntu Cron 5 Clive Gould
Turn Editing on for Course Categories very slow 2 Clive Gould
Forbidden... 1 Clint Walters
Moodle slow down - way down 2 Samuli Karevaara
Upload problems 1 Iñaki Arenaza
apache crashing on standard Moodle.org XAMPP distribution 0 Gary Anderson
"1 Jan 1970, 08:00 AM" Problem everytime restart services or server :( 6 Zaid Alsagoff
Installing Moodle 1.6 to ipowerweb. A little assistance please. 8 Patrick Dierschke
Moodle 1.5.4. slowdown, repeating error 2 Paul Nijbakker
Chat presence indicator 1 Dan Stowell
Need to Tune Moodle Fast 7 Dr S Bhatia
Network/Internet Connection Lost after Dual Boot Rebuild 6 Henry Johnson
Script to test concurrent Moodle connections? 3 Martín Langhoff
Apache performance issues 6 tim harrison
Pros and cons of different architectures 11 Brett Drinkwater
The 'Web Address' does not appear to be valid - this Moodle installation doesn't appear to be there. The value below has been reset. 2 Rick Boyce
Memory limit 3 Iñaki Arenaza
Overloading server due to Cron on LINUX 1 Dan Stowell
stats_daily is HUGE 1 Penny Leach
php Accelerator (APC) help needed 11 Myles Carrick
file.php 0 Nahum Silva
some suggestions about server specs, please 2 Gao Jun
Automated mysql backup using cpanel and php script 2 Jan Dierckx
Can PC class machine support 250 concurrent users? 22 Iñaki Arenaza
What do I need in a host? 6 Michael Penney
Dedicated Server or Linux 4 Richie Foreman
Count hits on my MOODLE site 4 Heather P
JDBC requests problem in Apache JMeter 1 Noé Ortega Quijano
file permissions in moodle 1.6 6 Eddie McLafferty
How much load can a single LAMP server take? 3 Anthony Borrow
Server2Go 2 David Morgan
Apache keeps falling over 5 Ken Wilson
php accelerator help... 5 Dipa Shah
PHP 5.0.4 or PHP 4.4 for Moodle 1.6 6 Ken Wilson
what response time should I expect from a host? 2 Samuli Karevaara
php accelerator 19 Anthony Borrow
Moodle Database Location 1 Tony Delahunty
need a script to auto restart the Apache services 7 fouzia imran
Changing Hosting 3 Randy Obert
Halt on Login - Return blank page 16 Iñaki Arenaza
Hosting Moodle myself vs. Paid Moodle Host 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
New to Moodle - Kind of Lost 3 Richie Foreman
Moving Moodle Directory 1 Steve Hyndman
TCP Load Balancing Questions 12 Rory Allford
how much Bandwidth Moodle consume?? 1 Randy Obert
Capacity 6 Tom Ceresini
Exceeding 50,000 SQL querries per hour 3 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Hosting Using 1&1 Uk Version 7 David Brighton
Guide to Securing Your Moodle Server 18 Richie Foreman
Moodle Performance 7 Kenny Backus
MySQL error 1 Ken Wilson
File upload problem 1 Iñaki Arenaza
MOODLE server for sale 11 Charlie Wilson
Need a good MySQL / Moodle consultant 3 Thomas Haynes
Variables page slow to load 1 Mark Mills
Moodle/Joomla Load Testing 1 Brett Drinkwater
Database issues 1 Steven Geggie
Stress test / benchmark chat module the SNMP way? 5 Ross Foard
NO-IP And Apache integration 8 Charlie Wilson
Apache Settings 9 Randy Obert
Performance: zip, unzip and du beginner query 3 Helio Rocha
Moodle Server: unnecesary daemons 1 Maik Riecken
Optimize Server Performance 7 Rory Allford
SUBSTANTIAL speed improvement by enabling compression 4 N Hansen
Problems with moodledata file permissions 5 Julio Alberto Otero Cabero
how to close database and everything?... 1 Randy Obert
Using Moodle through NAT 5 Martin Dyer
apache crash no clue why??? 6 Charlie Wilson
Moodle 1.6 - which distribution of Linux 22 Dave Ray
Up to 200.000 potential students 8 Équipe TICEA
Server Reccomendation 11 Dayron D
Disk space of one profile 0 Timo Kozlowski
Installation for 150.000 users 0 Cristi Ionescu
Distributed Moodle Deployment | Possible? 0 Amarjeet Singh
High End Moodle Solution 2 Ritesh Satia
ISP has deleted moodle but not my database 1 Worth Bishop
Software on moodle? 1 Dan Marsden
Cron load issue 6 Randy Obert
Can anyone recommend an OS 36 Maik Riecken
Enabling RSS feeds and server load 2 Carl Jones
Environment for 1.6 0 James Dugal