Hardware and performance

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

Documentation: Performance and Performance FAQ
Forum moderator: Howard Miller

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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.

Before posting your question here please read the documentation Performance and and Performance FAQ.

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If your questions still remain unanswered, post them here. Include as much background information as possible about your hardware - operating system, web server, database server, PHP scripting framework, etc. If your machine is virtualized, also mention the host hardware, operating system, virtualization technology used and resources assigned to the virtual machine. If you use a hosting service, mention either the hosting provider and the package or resources as advertised.

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Performance issue
Picture of Jacqui C Jacqui C
1 Wed, Sep 24, 2014, 12:01 PM
Moodle consuming all server's CPU - Unusually large mdl_questions table
Picture of Ivan Olivero Ivan Olivero
5 Sat, Sep 20, 2014, 5:56 AM
Quiz Question Format
Picture of Michael "doc" Crawford Michael "doc" Crawford
1 Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 1:27 PM
memcache slow?
Picture of Rikard E Rikard E
7 Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 10:26 PM
Performance issues with course overview + memcached
Picture of Ellio Mourinho Ellio Mourinho
8 Fri, Sep 5, 2014, 2:04 AM
Problem with Google SSO
Picture of amarnath Kamepalli amarnath Kamepalli
0 Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 11:19 PM
Slow moodle (2.5.2) hosting ourselves on WIndows
Picture of john allen john allen
2 Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 5:33 PM
Moodle Universal Cache, filesystem available space, designer mode
Picture of Peter Kehl Peter Kehl
1 Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 7:22 AM
Moodle Universal Cache, tmpfs, theme designer mode
Picture of Peter Kehl Peter Kehl
1 Tue, Sep 16, 2014, 3:34 PM
ERROR!!! The code you are using is OLDER after change database
Picture of reza budi ryanzah reza budi ryanzah
1 Tue, Sep 16, 2014, 12:50 PM
Changing session.save_path
Picture of m M m M
2 Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 10:27 PM
Settings for Moodle Drag and Drop
Picture of Mark Chaney Mark Chaney
3 Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 7:58 PM
More on the previous posting. Problems uploading File resource in 2.7
Picture of Gary Lebowitz Gary Lebowitz
2 Fri, Sep 5, 2014, 12:26 PM
Moodle 2.7 running on virtual server with 1Gbyte RAM
Picture of Gary Lebowitz Gary Lebowitz
0 Fri, Sep 5, 2014, 11:36 AM
is MySQL 5.5 Ok for Moodle 1.9
Picture of Bernat Martinez Bernat Martinez
6 Wed, Sep 3, 2014, 2:21 PM
Slow moodle 2.7 on update
Picture of Nathan Friend Nathan Friend
7 Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 3:46 PM
Hardware Requirements for Moodle 2.7
Picture of Ramit Kumar Ramit Kumar
3 Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 11:33 AM
Ubuntu server partitioning and Moodle 2.7 recommendations
Picture of Rick Sparrow Rick Sparrow
1 Thu, Aug 28, 2014, 11:52 PM
Open in new window Scorm loads but does not open
Picture of Ricardo Plácido Ricardo Plácido
0 Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 1:36 AM
OPTIMIZE does not change fragmentation
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
48 Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 10:24 PM
Moodle networking as solution for performance problems
Picture of Kristina Ban Kristina Ban
4 Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 7:36 PM
Single Sign On for different Moodle instances
Picture of Kristina Ban Kristina Ban
0 Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 11:02 PM
Moodle 2.7 Theme Cache not working?
Picture of Janet Smith Janet Smith
1 Sat, Aug 23, 2014, 12:19 AM
How do you monitor your Moodle server?
Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera Visvanath Ratnaweera
23 Mon, Dec 12, 2011, 10:09 PM
Cron job is endlessly editing calendar in specific restored courses
Picture of Michael Deal Michael Deal
11 Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 11:55 AM
Using X-Sendfile to serve files in Moodle
Picture of Andrew Nicols Andrew Nicols
6 Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 7:58 PM
Links not working Moodle 2.71
Picture of john Simpson john Simpson
2 Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 10:55 PM
Deleting course slow??
Picture of Judy Hsu Judy Hsu
1 Thu, Aug 21, 2014, 4:31 AM
Profile specific pages with XHProf
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
2 Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 11:41 PM
Apache CPU usage shoots to >= 100%. Why?
Picture of Brad Smith Brad Smith
12 Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 9:37 PM
Slow logins and page/video/SCORM quiz loads
Picture of Daniel Williams Daniel Williams
25 Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 4:22 AM
Connection drop issues
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
7 Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 6:04 AM
storage size
Picture of m question m question
1 Tue, Aug 5, 2014, 6:53 PM
Installation of xhprof
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
4 Fri, Aug 1, 2014, 5:20 AM
JMeter Scripts
Picture of Ben Steeples Ben Steeples
51 Mon, Mar 23, 2009, 10:19 PM
Moodle randomly logging users out on AWS
Picture of Wathsala Werapitiya Wathsala Werapitiya
10 Wed, Jul 9, 2014, 6:37 PM
PHP 5.4 and Suse Linux Problems
Picture of Graham Stone Graham Stone
6 Mon, Jul 14, 2014, 6:49 PM
Server specification for 18000 users moodle site
Picture of Dr. Amitkumar Mali Dr. Amitkumar Mali
12 Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 5:26 PM
Disable cron emails
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
4 Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 10:34 PM
Timeout problems?
Picture of Nathan Bruley Nathan Bruley
6 Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 8:55 PM
Move away from eaccelerator for your opcode cache needs
Picture of Dan Poltawski Dan Poltawski
3 Wed, May 1, 2013, 6:24 PM
posqresql update
Picture of joel Green joel Green
0 Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 5:28 PM
2.6, MUC and Memcache
Picture of James McLean James McLean
6 Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 9:59 AM
Alert pops up while playing SCORM
Picture of Erwin Ancheta Erwin Ancheta
1 Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 2:57 PM
filedir folder gaining 7GB in 3 days
Picture of Adrian Garden Adrian Garden
3 Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 5:51 PM
CloudFlare
Picture of James Brown James Brown
9 Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:27 AM
Troubleshooting performance : what does the following mean : ticks: 69 user: 52 sys: 3 cuser: 0 csys: 0 ?
Picture of Mireille Raad Mireille Raad
14 Mon, May 31, 2010, 7:35 PM
installing an enroll plugin. dependancy problem.
Picture of john Simpson john Simpson
6 Mon, Jul 7, 2014, 8:25 PM
Problems with MongoDB for application cache?
Picture of Colin Campbell Colin Campbell
0 Sun, Jul 6, 2014, 1:15 AM
MYSQL to ORACLE
Picture of Freddie Batista Freddie Batista
3 Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 4:54 AM
Massive forum emissions solution ?
Picture of Valery Fremaux Valery Fremaux
6 Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 7:39 PM
Internet & internet access to a single Moodle
Picture of Ali Hastie Ali Hastie
10 Fri, Mar 17, 2006, 12:01 AM
Legacy Files
Picture of Angela Tarver Angela Tarver
2 Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 9:31 PM
Strength and load test of server for Moodle
Picture of Molin Men Molin Men
1 Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 11:01 PM
Moodle 2.6 amb Memcached for sessions
Picture of Antonio Piedras Antonio Piedras
9 Wed, May 14, 2014, 8:16 PM
Moodle 2.5 Lag
Picture of Andrew Leer Andrew Leer
1 Mon, Jun 23, 2014, 8:30 PM
Moodle arquitecture - AWS
Picture of Julian Agudelo Julian Agudelo
10 Sat, Aug 17, 2013, 4:25 AM
Caching documentation (at last!)
Picture of Howard Miller Howard Miller
2 Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 4:44 PM
Drag and Drop lag
Picture of Acs Gabor Acs Gabor
0 Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 5:25 PM
Loading Lag
Picture of Asish Menon Asish Menon
1 Mon, Jun 16, 2014, 7:29 PM
How many number of users will support
Picture of srikanth raju srikanth raju
2 Sun, Jun 15, 2014, 1:03 AM
finding function
Picture of srikanth raju srikanth raju
0 Fri, Jun 13, 2014, 2:29 AM
Performance testing of Moodle 2.6.1
Picture of CP Lau CP Lau
1 Wed, Jun 11, 2014, 4:14 PM
Maximum number of record in database tables for Windows servers
Picture of Mari Cruz García Mari Cruz García
8 Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 6:38 PM
Moodle 2.6, PHP 5.3 to 5.5 now error?
Picture of Jeff Green Jeff Green
7 Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 12:20 PM
Admin login is very slow
Picture of Karthick Mani Karthick Mani
5 Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 8:04 AM
Scalability far can Moodle be pushed
Picture of Bryan Smith Bryan Smith
11 Fri, May 30, 2014, 2:46 AM
Moodle site gradually slowed now essentially stopped
Picture of Patrick Hallermann Patrick Hallermann
12 Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 5:49 PM
Archiving Media on External Server
Picture of Tyler Paulson Tyler Paulson
3 Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 10:59 PM
Moodle re-install necessary
Picture of Jeff Ratliff Jeff Ratliff
4 Thu, May 29, 2014, 5:17 PM
question about required hardware
Picture of neama ageb neama ageb
6 Wed, May 21, 2014, 2:20 AM
SCORM 1.2 loading slowly on Moodle 2.7 on iPad, on justHost server
Picture of Subramani K Subramani K
7 Thu, May 22, 2014, 4:08 PM
Multiple instances of httpd running
Picture of William Farrugia William Farrugia
1 Mon, May 19, 2014, 3:35 AM
Need help for hosting Moodle 2.6 in my own server
Picture of Krishna Thapa Krishna Thapa
1 Sun, May 18, 2014, 11:10 AM
Best Operating System for Moodle
Picture of Reggie Rivero Reggie Rivero
8 Tue, May 6, 2014, 2:44 PM
Download multiple files
Picture of Mauricio Moreira Junior Mauricio Moreira Junior
3 Wed, May 7, 2014, 6:24 PM
Moodle 2.6 running very slow
Picture of Michael K Michael K
8 Mon, Apr 28, 2014, 11:28 AM
Multiple master Mysql replication with Moodle?
Picture of Moritz von Schweintiz Moritz von Schweintiz
9 Fri, Nov 9, 2007, 1:48 PM
Moodle server not responding
Picture of Pavel Kopylov Pavel Kopylov
3 Fri, Apr 25, 2014, 3:41 PM
synchronising dataroot using unison between web servers
Picture of Gerry Hall Gerry Hall
0 Sun, Apr 27, 2014, 9:31 PM
Moodle 2.6 performance :-)
Picture of Tim Hunt Tim Hunt
1 Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 12:34 AM
moodle 2.6.2 very slow
Picture of james aco james aco
3 Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 8:45 PM
problem in site registration
Picture of Avi Levy Avi Levy
0 Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 8:29 PM
Memcache and load balanced web servers
Picture of jonny fireblade jonny fireblade
9 Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 6:00 PM
Will this configuration handle 20K users?
Picture of German Acevedo German Acevedo
9 Thu, Apr 17, 2014, 9:08 AM
mdl_events Table
Picture of Marc Hermon Marc Hermon
1 Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 4:40 AM
Moodle Apache service stopped
Picture of krishna T krishna T
2 Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 7:55 PM
Implement moodle vs nginx or apache
Picture of Toan Tran Toan Tran
1 Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 9:32 AM
Database overload everyday at 1.00pm - err
Picture of Seth Mengal Seth Mengal
8 Thu, Feb 27, 2014, 4:07 PM
Apache perfomance issue
Picture of Saurabh Makol Saurabh Makol
1 Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 12:24 AM
HELP ! Admin rights deleting from users
Picture of Freddie Batista Freddie Batista
4 Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 11:26 PM
jmeter with ldap
Picture of Mark Sharp Mark Sharp
1 Tue, Apr 8, 2014, 6:11 PM
suggestion on specs
Picture of awais tahir awais tahir
2 Tue, Apr 1, 2014, 5:12 AM
Cache setting: Event invalidation
Picture of Ron Meske Ron Meske
2 Thu, Mar 20, 2014, 8:52 AM
Design Constraints of Moodle
Picture of Bertie Corrie Bertie Corrie
3 Wed, Apr 2, 2014, 5:29 PM
What would you buy?
Picture of Eric Hagley Eric Hagley
21 Wed, Sep 11, 2013, 2:56 PM
eAccelerator
Picture of Brad Fisher Brad Fisher
3 Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 9:19 AM
MUC performance information in a Windows 2008-IIS7 server
Picture of Mari Cruz García Mari Cruz García
0 Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 7:43 PM
Slow cache purge etc.
Picture of Rikard E Rikard E
6 Wed, Nov 20, 2013, 5:42 PM
Load balanced webservers failing
Picture of Ellio Mourinho Ellio Mourinho
7 Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 11:48 PM