Hardware and performance

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

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This forum is for discussing issues related to computer hardware for Moodle, as well as comparing notes on Moodle's performance under load. Advice on finding an internet hosting service also belongs here.

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DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
Multiple sites 1 Lawrence Khoo
Run Moodle locally for presentation and testing? 8 W Page
Portability of Moodle 4 Martin Dougiamas
Turck MMCACHE 10 Don Hinkelman
OT: Netmondo database outages 1 Don Hinkelman
Suggestions for a Moodle server 6 Arne Gylseth
Stop and start moodle from remote machine 3 Arne Gylseth
A question about locale 9 Fermí Cueva
Connection Close versus Keep_Alive? 0 Sarah King
Running Slow 0 Thomas Bray
Anyone running Moodle using 4D DB and 4D WebSTAR V on MacOS X? 2 Martín Langhoff
Shell access to remote server? 3 Steven Day
Migrating: Mysql ->ms sql and win2k ->Novell netware 4 Rob Delissen
Linux file system corruption (slightly OT) 5 Andrea Bicciolo
Security Alert! The PHP CGI cannot be accessed directly. 3 Janne Mikkonen
Moving Moodle to Another Directory 2 Eugene Ritter
Extreme scalability: Scaling out Moodle 1 Gustav W Delius
Can Moodle handle > 100,000 hits/day? 8 Lawrence Khoo
opensourcehost.com 0 N Hansen
How to stop returned mail complaints 3 Martin Dougiamas
How to use mediaplugin 0 Patt Emmawat
Largest moodle user base? 3 Gustav W Delius
Hosting question 2 Steven Day
does Moodle support RSS/Atom 2 Joyce Smith
moodledata/temp/backup very large 2 Lars Jensen
Could you report number of courses and users of your Moodle site? 10 Herbert Keijers
HTTP_REFERER problem 2 Jon Bolton
Exploited Scripts 3 Huib van Wees
dbperformance: "InnoDB cache hit ratio" is 0 3 Eloy Lafuente (stronk7)
Smaller Quizes 4 Ger Tielemans
Server Does Not Support JPEG 15 Marcus Green
Recent problems at Netmondo? 15 Don Hinkelman
Issues With Fantastico 2 Jean-Pierre Pawlak
Hosting sale for Moodle users @ NetMondo! 5 Thomas Bray
Hasweb seems to be a good place to host Moodle 1 Martin Dougiamas
Performance experiences 0 chris snow
How to PHP accelerate Moodle 1.2? 1 Martin Dougiamas
php, mysql & Mac OS X Server 10.2 8 Don Hinkelman
CVS client 0
Re: NetMondo - Yikes! 1
Need help and more info about JAVA installation in Windows 1
Mime type question 1
Which Redhat? 3
Fatal Error 7
The new moodle.org server 5
Hosting 15 Art Lader
using moodle to access mysql ODBC driver 3.51 2
Further to my last....... 1
Web Hosts Wont Allow Safe Mode turned Off 1
Totalchoicehosting - a word of warning. 6
Becoming my own sysadmin 20
Conflict between mod_perl and zlib causes instability. 2
PHP optimization HOWTO 0
Latest software recommendations 9
Benchmarking performance 11
php-accelerator experience 20
How can I publish webspace 5
CGI Timeout Errors - Performance Issue? 8
Replicating/Moving 6
Server experience... 2
Remote Management 2
MS FrontPage extensions 2
dbpersist=true 1
moodle seems very slow 30
Apache error log 2
Encrypt database password 1
Faster connections in the near future 2
Strange Time stamp behavior - a bug? 0
sudden slowdown 7
Speed issues 8
Loading complaint from hosting manager 6
Performance testing! 6
forbin.ics.hawaii.edu 0
Phpwebhosting.com 21
How many users can Moodle safely accomodate? 5
Moodle optimization 17
Word dokuments 0
cpu overload 9
Evaluating Moodle 6
Experiences with more than 100 students using Moodle 0
How many simultaneous users? 16
Optmization database 3
Server Hardware requirements 8
Probable Usage 7
Performance under heavy load 7