Hardware and performance

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

Documentation: Performance and Performance FAQ
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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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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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Picture of Rich Markovitz Rich Markovitz
1 Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 10:17 AM
hardware software sizing
Picture of Tobias Olausson Tobias Olausson
6 Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 3:36 PM
Moodle slow on firefox
Picture of Mira El-koussa Mira El-koussa
2 Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 5:11 PM
best architecture for a large installation
Picture of Fouzi Sukhilala Fouzi Sukhilala
13 Wed, Oct 27, 2010, 8:19 PM
Moodle 2.5 performance testing at the OU
Picture of Tim Hunt Tim Hunt
17 Sat, Nov 16, 2013, 12:30 AM
Moodle 2.6 cluster + NFS v4
Picture of sTIC ASIC Team A sTIC ASIC Team A
4 Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 12:09 AM
Are my cache stores and instances configured correctly?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
5 Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 11:51 PM
Idea for Moodle performance metrics
Picture of Tomasz Muras Tomasz Muras
8 Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 6:27 PM
Server Clustering recommendations M2.6
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
13 Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 5:36 PM
Moodle 2.5 Templates
Picture of Chase Brown Chase Brown
0 Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 6:30 AM
As close to 100% uptime as possible, failover server?
Picture of Brian Yanosik Brian Yanosik
3 Sun, Feb 9, 2014, 11:22 AM
Moodle Setup for 30 concurrent users
Picture of Vishal Mene Vishal Mene
3 Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 7:37 PM
How to run the database performance script in Moodle
Picture of Mari Cruz García Mari Cruz García
14 Tue, Feb 4, 2014, 5:58 PM
dbsessions and max_allowed_packet
Picture of Ricardo Santos Ricardo Santos
3 Tue, Nov 19, 2013, 12:26 AM
Browsers
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5 Fri, Mar 2, 2007, 6:02 AM
AGILIZACION DEL SISTEMA DE MATRICULA
Picture of joseph smith joseph smith
0 Sat, Feb 8, 2014, 2:21 PM
Simultaneously Concurrent Users with Multiple Moodles
Picture of JC Dodo JC Dodo
1 Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 1:17 PM
Moodle on OpenShift
Picture of José Grimaldo José Grimaldo
4 Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 10:17 PM
STandard Moodle Administrator
Picture of Alice Garrard Alice Garrard
3 Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 12:41 AM
Server Hardware - look OK?
Picture of Rob Boris Rob Boris
6 Thu, Jan 23, 2014, 2:31 AM
Simultaneously Concurrent Users
Picture of Freddie Batista Freddie Batista
5 Sat, Feb 1, 2014, 5:03 AM
Moodle crashing after upgrade to 2.4.7
Picture of Michael Hughes Michael Hughes
10 Tue, Jan 21, 2014, 8:30 PM
Cron Runtime
Picture of Jordan White Jordan White
1 Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 8:19 AM
Moodle Mobile on Android
Picture of gerard van rooy gerard van rooy
5 Tue, Jan 28, 2014, 3:01 PM
MySQL server has gone away
Picture of Ângelo Rigo Ângelo Rigo
7 Thu, Mar 31, 2011, 10:30 PM
Moodle 2 Slow Admin login
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3 Sun, Jan 26, 2014, 9:46 AM
Moodle Server Crashing
Picture of Graham Stone Graham Stone
10 Mon, Jan 20, 2014, 7:04 PM
Help Converting Log Entries to Concurrent Users / RAM Requirement
Picture of Matthew Terhune Matthew Terhune
1 Sat, Jan 25, 2014, 5:36 AM
la informatica
Picture of Richard Liranzo Feliz Richard Liranzo Feliz
1 Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 12:52 AM
Moodle on an iPad
Picture of Erin Nickel Erin Nickel
3 Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 4:14 AM
Would this server be powerful enough?
Picture of Nathan Bellato Nathan Bellato
8 Mon, Jan 13, 2014, 12:17 PM
MySQL connection issues
Picture of Tony Yarusso Tony Yarusso
7 Thu, Jan 2, 2014, 4:18 PM
Hardware Sizing with Cluster Service
Picture of Sanchai Leelahakiat Sanchai Leelahakiat
15 Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 2:00 PM
Adding APC Extension to PHP fpr Caching
Picture of Geoff Diggles Geoff Diggles
19 Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 9:19 PM
3 options for Moodle database cluster
Picture of CP Lau CP Lau
13 Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 4:53 PM
problems with apache with 6000 users
Picture of Eslam Gamie Eslam Gamie
3 Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 9:15 PM
$CFG->localcachedir set to TMPFS?
Picture of Jeff White Jeff White
4 Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 11:31 PM
The worst scenario for a DB crash caused by innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit=2
Picture of Toni Soto Toni Soto
8 Sun, Dec 29, 2013, 6:21 AM
slowness after the moodle site migration
Picture of Pradeep Fernando Pradeep Fernando
1 Thu, Jan 2, 2014, 11:08 AM
our website loading very sowlly
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3 Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 8:40 PM
How many users I can host with this specs
Picture of Romeo Chiritoiu Romeo Chiritoiu
1 Fri, Dec 20, 2013, 1:00 AM
apt-get moodle ERROR 1045
Picture of Dan Baker Dan Baker
3 Wed, Dec 18, 2013, 12:44 PM
moodle crashed while quiz
Picture of Martin Fernandes Martin Fernandes
12 Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 10:22 PM
SCORM will not resume
Picture of V Martin V Martin
3 Thu, Dec 5, 2013, 7:52 PM
PHP accelerator rookie questions
Picture of Tom Moseley Tom Moseley
8 Wed, Dec 11, 2013, 6:18 PM
Opcache, Moodle 2.6, and zend
Picture of Rick Jerz Rick Jerz
4 Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 8:43 AM
Inconceivable loss of data
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
3 Thu, Nov 14, 2013, 5:38 PM
Recommendation on VPS spec
Picture of Melissa Benson Melissa Benson
26 Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 1:31 AM
Problem with large backup files
Picture of David Bolger David Bolger
2 Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 5:55 PM
How can I improve performance?
Picture of samuel h samuel h
1 Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 12:58 AM
Moodle set up for 60 concurrent quiz users
Picture of Jeff Baldmann Jeff Baldmann
14 Sat, Mar 23, 2013, 2:36 AM
Several Slow courses in M2.5?
Picture of Chris Chapman Chris Chapman
3 Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 10:57 PM
video player windows phone in moodle 2.5
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2 Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 4:50 PM
Performance with Ajax
Picture of Daniel Lombardo Daniel Lombardo
0 Sat, Nov 30, 2013, 5:56 PM
Recommended Load Balancing algorithms for moodle
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7 Tue, Jul 30, 2013, 10:53 PM
Moodle 2.4 session data in memcached
Picture of Robert Zakrocki Robert Zakrocki
3 Thu, Apr 11, 2013, 7:07 PM
Help ,Hardware and performance for Moodle server"
Picture of alex simg alex simg
3 Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 12:42 AM
Moodle 2.4 much slower than 2.3 on Windows Server
Picture of Benjamin St.Germain Benjamin St.Germain
22 Thu, Mar 28, 2013, 9:44 AM
What makes the "Teaching with Moodle" MOOC course work so well?
Picture of Rick Jerz Rick Jerz
14 Mon, Sep 2, 2013, 11:43 PM
moodle 2.4.7 is very slow....help me please T_T
Picture of Johnny Stevens Johnny Stevens
9 Thu, Nov 21, 2013, 1:36 AM
Does this data point to where our bottleneck is.
Picture of Rob Monk Rob Monk
10 Fri, Nov 15, 2013, 8:38 AM
Moodle and Wordpress Server farm/cluster
Picture of Paul Garratt Paul Garratt
4 Mon, Jun 10, 2013, 8:47 PM
Full Site Backups
Picture of Ken Task Ken Task
10 Sat, Nov 16, 2013, 12:59 AM
Hosting "Grade"
Picture of David Berghouse David Berghouse
4 Fri, Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 AM
Using igbinary serializer
Picture of Daniel Tran Daniel Tran
1 Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 11:43 PM
Cron for two web servers
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
11 Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 12:02 AM
Is Moodle 2.5.2+ faster than 2.5.1+ ?
Picture of Rick Jerz Rick Jerz
0 Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 11:12 PM
Moodle 2.5.2 Site page loads for admin user
Picture of Daniel Mc Sweeney Daniel Mc Sweeney
2 Fri, Sep 13, 2013, 6:15 PM
Health Tool
Picture of Rory Peacock Rory Peacock
0 Mon, Oct 14, 2013, 9:14 PM
Significant slow down on login
Picture of david english david english
6 Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 9:27 PM
Jmeter again, different results
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
1 Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 7:33 PM
System Locking up with more than a dozen users
Picture of Mark Hardwick Mark Hardwick
17 Thu, Sep 26, 2013, 8:22 AM
Can I built moodle site with EasyPHP+windows server2003+moodle2.5.2
Picture of rui zeng rui zeng
0 Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 11:08 AM
Question re using linux TOP and associating PID with process/task
Picture of Susan Mangan Susan Mangan
5 Sat, Oct 5, 2013, 2:57 AM
Error when testing moodle using JMeter
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
4 Mon, Oct 7, 2013, 8:43 PM
Hardware requirement for moodle
Picture of Mohan kumar Mohan kumar
8 Tue, Oct 1, 2013, 7:30 PM
20+ language packs installed - bad for performance?
Picture of Judy Hsu Judy Hsu
1 Fri, Oct 4, 2013, 5:26 AM
Please help me configure mysql for large Moodle site.
Picture of Doctor J.W. Müller Doctor J.W. Müller
1 Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 10:59 PM
Hardware for 1400 users
Picture of Tobias Ceglarek Tobias Ceglarek
1 Tue, Oct 1, 2013, 6:32 PM
Moodle performance in hosted environement
Picture of Alan Kmiecik Alan Kmiecik
0 Mon, Sep 30, 2013, 10:39 PM
Activated caching (memcached) produces segmentation faults
Picture of franz reitinger franz reitinger
4 Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 2:38 PM
play video in mobile not play
Picture of laww m laww m
0 Sun, Sep 29, 2013, 11:53 AM
Moodle 2.5.2 for Windows loading very slow
Picture of Pippo Pioppo Pippo Pioppo
0 Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 11:54 PM
Moodle High Availability and failed over
Picture of CoreDev Develop CoreDev Develop
19 Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 3:29 PM
Plugin Error
Picture of Freddie Batista Freddie Batista
0 Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 2:21 AM
Unofficial (?) preview of Moodle 2.6 performance
Picture of Justin Filip Justin Filip
0 Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 12:56 AM
character encoding pound signs
Picture of dan attwood dan attwood
4 Wed, Sep 25, 2013, 12:01 AM
Major Performance Issues 2.4.3 (Need Help)
Picture of Rory Peacock Rory Peacock
1 Thu, Sep 26, 2013, 4:29 AM
UnixBench
Picture of Visvanath Ratnaweera Visvanath Ratnaweera
16 Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 5:53 AM
Apache processes
Picture of Albert Ramsbottom Albert Ramsbottom
1 Wed, Sep 25, 2013, 3:26 PM
Many php-cgi processes brings down moodle, more resources needed?
Picture of Paul L Paul L
7 Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 10:42 PM
Moodle 2.4.5 vs 2.5.1 performance and MUC APC cache store
Picture of Justin Filip Justin Filip
5 Wed, Aug 21, 2013, 4:33 AM
Error Reading Database Moodle 2.51
Picture of Kevin Miller Kevin Miller
1 Mon, Sep 23, 2013, 11:38 PM
Moodle 1.9 migrated site EXTREMELY SLOW
Picture of Doctor J.W. Müller Doctor J.W. Müller
3 Fri, Sep 20, 2013, 5:37 PM
Performance on Dreamhost VPS
Picture of Jorge Ballesteros Jorge Ballesteros
6 Thu, Sep 12, 2013, 5:41 PM
How to (really) delete fake accounts?
Picture of David Dunn David Dunn
0 Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 3:28 PM
Too many moodle precesses
Picture of Ralph Ballier Ralph Ballier
1 Wed, Sep 18, 2013, 6:54 AM
2.4.5+ (Build: 20130712) - intermittent performance issues
Picture of Susan Mangan Susan Mangan
10 Thu, Sep 5, 2013, 3:24 AM
Issues installing APC on shared server
Picture of Shirley Berry Shirley Berry
8 Thu, Sep 12, 2013, 4:39 AM
Minimum Hardware
Picture of Claire Holland Claire Holland
4 Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 7:50 PM