Hardware and performance

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

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DiscussionStarted byRepliesLast post
longest Latency 0 Paul Wakelam
Weird message in php error log file 4 Mari Cruz García
Certain actions very slow regardless of load 5 Henry Foster
Moodle 2.7.3 (when using file picker) unbelievably slow - any help welcome 8 Sam Stevens
Moodle Hosting in India 14 Ravindra Narula
Reduce bandwidth by 80-85%!!! 10 Howard Miller
add a link in administration with php code 0 abbaspour abbaspour
Heavy IO problem 8 Ryan-Neal Mes
Any Moodle VPS suggestions? ($100/month price range) Medium Usage 9 Rolf Petersen
Moodle 2.2 connection-specific(??) hangs? 5 Howard Miller
Will upgrading php and mysql Damage Moodle 2.5? 2 Miki Alliel
Moodle and Cache-Control directive sometimes make reverse proxies work hard 4 Matteo Scaramuccia
What to do about memcached cache reset 3 Matt Spurrier
Setup a MySQL cluster for Moodle 17 Jonas Asa.
Shared Hosting decision 12 john Simpson
Problem with email messages in 2.7 2 Gary Lebowitz
2.3 Moodle chat is slow regardless of users 2 Nuno Pinto
Site is very slow 1 Fred Frazelle
Error on Moodle 1 Luis Yovany Romo Portilla
20 Concurrent users - 4GB SLOW 12 Luis de Vasconcelos
Table Locking? 9 Luis de Vasconcelos
mdl_logstore_standard_log 35 million rows 6 sam marshall
Moodle on Synology Diskstation 8 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Logging User Interactions Slowing Moodle? 1 Howard Miller
more than Max Number of concurrent users 26 Howard Miller
Server crashes at +20 concurrent users 6 Howard Miller
Slow page loads 6 john allen
My IP blocks when adding scorm package 4 amir ghasemiyan
5 seconds for output. Slowly load 9 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle 2.7 performance and styles_debug.php 3 Ken Task
Proposal to turn on quiz auto-save by default 0 Tim Hunt
How many clients can access to my site in one time? 7 Uugankhuu Baasanjav
hardware required for 500 concurrent users in aws 0 Trilok Veeranki
Coral CDN for distributing the loading of video files? 5 Usman Asar
Moodle Multi-tenancy or hosting multiple Moodle sites 19 Mark Chaney
URL site redirection 9 Thamarai Thamarai
Can Moodle run as distributed? 1 Dan Marsden
Mem Cache 3 Mari Cruz García
mod_fcgid: error reading data from FastCGI server 0 Filippo Carnevali
Linux box (discussion split from The problem with Canvas) 9 Visvanath Ratnaweera
If anyone else having performance problems with Locally assigned roles 0 Tim Hunt
Is Opcache enough the improve performance of a Moodle 2.6 site? 0 Mari Cruz García
Hardware estimate for 10000+ users 4 Stuart Cook
Session handling: db vs moodledata clarification needed 10 Dharmendra Pundir
Performance issue 1 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Moodle consuming all server's CPU - Unusually large mdl_questions table 5 Phil Loaiza
Quiz Question Format 1 Tim Hunt
memcache slow? 7 Daniel Tran
Performance issues with course overview + memcached 8 Dan Marsden
Problem with Google SSO 0 amarnath Kamepalli
Slow moodle (2.5.2) hosting ourselves on WIndows 2 Howard Miller
Moodle Universal Cache, filesystem available space, designer mode 1 Matteo Scaramuccia
Moodle Universal Cache, tmpfs, theme designer mode 1 Howard Miller
ERROR!!! The code you are using is OLDER after change database 1 Howard Miller
Changing session.save_path 2 Peter Kehl
Settings for Moodle Drag and Drop 3 Mark Chaney
More on the previous posting. Problems uploading File resource in 2.7 2 Gary Lebowitz
Moodle 2.7 running on virtual server with 1Gbyte RAM 0 Gary Lebowitz
is MySQL 5.5 Ok for Moodle 1.9 6 Rick Jerz
Slow moodle 2.7 on update 7 Howard Miller
Hardware Requirements for Moodle 2.7 3 curt bixel
Ubuntu server partitioning and Moodle 2.7 recommendations 1 Howard Miller
Open in new window Scorm loads but does not open 0 Ricardo Plácido
OPTIMIZE does not change fragmentation 48 jason everling
Moodle networking as solution for performance problems 4 Howard Miller
Single Sign On for different Moodle instances 0 Kristina Ban
Moodle 2.7 Theme Cache not working? 1 David Bezemer
How do you monitor your Moodle server? 23 Arfi Melani
Cron job is endlessly editing calendar in specific restored courses 11 Jon Marthaler
Using X-Sendfile to serve files in Moodle 6 Matteo Scaramuccia
Links not working Moodle 2.71 2 Mary Cooch
Deleting course slow?? 1 Tim Hunt
Profile specific pages with XHProf 2 Nathan Bruley
Apache CPU usage shoots to >= 100%. Why? 12 Brad Smith
Slow logins and page/video/SCORM quiz loads 25 Visvanath Ratnaweera
Connection drop issues 7 Nathan Bruley
storage size 1 Derek Chirnside
Installation of xhprof 4 Nathan Bruley
JMeter Scripts 51 Molin Men
Moodle randomly logging users out on AWS 10 James McLean
PHP 5.4 and Suse Linux Problems 6 Peter Dorman
Server specification for 18000 users moodle site 12 Itamar Tzadok
Disable cron emails 4 Nathan Bruley
Timeout problems? 6 Nathan Bruley
Move away from eaccelerator for your opcode cache needs 3 Marcelon Hack
posqresql update 0 joel Green
2.6, MUC and Memcache 6 Colin Campbell
Alert pops up while playing SCORM 1 Ron Meske
filedir folder gaining 7GB in 3 days 3 James McLean
CloudFlare 9 Usman Asar
Troubleshooting performance : what does the following mean : ticks: 69 user: 52 sys: 3 cuser: 0 csys: 0 ? 14 rushabh hathi
installing an enroll plugin. dependancy problem. 6 john Simpson
Problems with MongoDB for application cache? 0 Colin Campbell
MYSQL to ORACLE 3 Marcus Green
Massive forum emissions solution ? 6 Tim Hunt
Internet & internet access to a single Moodle 10 Carlos Correa
Legacy Files 2 Derek Chirnside
Strength and load test of server for Moodle 1 Tim Hunt
Moodle 2.6 amb Memcached for sessions 9 David Aylmer
Moodle 2.5 Lag 1 Andrew Leer