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.

Many of the questions have already been answered. Please make use of the Advanced forum search and the Google custom search to find them.

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.

For general advice on how to ask questions, refer to the Moodle.org forums help. Also please observe our site policy.

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your moderator Howard.

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Concurrent Users
Picture of Mark Berthelemy Mark Berthelemy
20 Wed, May 7, 2003, 10:01 PM
Migrating 10000 students from Blackboard to Moodle?
Picture of Frederik Questier Frederik Questier
26 Mon, Jun 16, 2003, 5:25 PM
Hosting
Picture of Jacob Romeyn Jacob Romeyn
15 Fri, Jul 25, 2003, 7:13 AM
Largest moodle user base?
Picture of Jason Cole Jason Cole
3 Tue, Nov 11, 2003, 1:58 AM
installing moodle on an external server
Picture of anne-marijke gerretsen anne-marijke gerretsen
12 Mon, Nov 17, 2003, 2:37 PM
Free Moodle hosting
Picture of Martin Dougiamas Martin Dougiamas
2 Fri, Nov 21, 2003, 5:11 PM
INSTALL MOODLE ON 2000 SERVER
Picture of Juan Martinez Juan Martinez
10 Fri, Nov 21, 2003, 10:52 PM
seeking hosting company recommendations!!
Picture of jordy koski jordy koski
16 Mon, Dec 15, 2003, 12:34 PM
Turck MMCACHE
Picture of rich t rich t
10 Tue, Dec 16, 2003, 4:53 AM
ERROR: You need to create the directory /home/moodledata with web server write access
Picture of Daniele Giunta Daniele Giunta
7 Wed, Dec 17, 2003, 4:50 AM
Win2003, Linux and LDAP Authentication
Picture of David Carter David Carter
4 Thu, Dec 18, 2003, 1:05 PM
Using moodle wih mirror sites
Picture of james skaggs james skaggs
11 Fri, Dec 26, 2003, 11:21 PM
Free cron solutions
Picture of Martin Dougiamas Martin Dougiamas
5 Thu, Jan 1, 2004, 4:17 PM
Cron: once more
Picture of Hans de Zwart Hans de Zwart
23 Thu, Jan 8, 2004, 8:58 PM
Possible Webspace for MOODLE developers
Picture of W Page W Page
18 Thu, Jan 15, 2004, 6:28 AM
php, mysql & Mac OS X Server 10.2
Picture of Chris U Chris U
8 Thu, Jan 15, 2004, 3:23 PM
Hosting sale for Moodle users @ NetMondo!
Picture of NetMondo Web Services NetMondo Web Services
5 Tue, Jan 20, 2004, 2:43 PM
FREE HOSTING TO MY MOODLE
Picture of Juan Martinez Juan Martinez
12 Wed, Jan 21, 2004, 2:07 AM
Server Loads
Picture of Steve Edwards Steve Edwards
16 Thu, Jan 22, 2004, 7:30 AM
pop3 autentification
Picture of Esther Díez Esther Díez
3 Thu, Jan 22, 2004, 8:53 PM
Scaleablity of Moodle
Picture of Theo Stone Theo Stone
14 Sun, Jan 25, 2004, 3:46 AM
Flash and Flash Communication Server
Picture of jeremy gilpin jeremy gilpin
6 Wed, Feb 4, 2004, 11:30 AM
General PHP/MySQL questions...
Picture of Marc Dastous Marc Dastous
27 Wed, Feb 11, 2004, 2:17 AM
How to PHP accelerate Moodle 1.2?
Picture of Bill Bimber Bill Bimber
1 Mon, Feb 16, 2004, 5:08 AM
Performance experiences
Picture of chris snow chris snow
0 Wed, Feb 18, 2004, 12:06 AM
Hosted webspace on 1&1 germany doesn't support all moodle features
Picture of Ralf Hilgenstock Ralf Hilgenstock
6 Thu, Feb 19, 2004, 4:57 PM
Hasweb seems to be a good place to host Moodle
Picture of Paul Norrod Paul Norrod
1 Fri, Feb 20, 2004, 5:03 AM
Recent problems at Netmondo?
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
15 Sun, Feb 22, 2004, 1:49 PM
Issues With Fantastico
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
2 Sun, Feb 22, 2004, 2:51 PM
Smaller Quizes
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
4 Mon, Feb 23, 2004, 9:01 AM
Server Does Not Support JPEG
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
15 Mon, Feb 23, 2004, 3:53 PM
URL site redirection
Picture of Genner Cerna Genner Cerna
9 Sun, Feb 29, 2004, 1:15 PM
dbperformance: "InnoDB cache hit ratio" is 0
Picture of Andreas Vandelaar Andreas Vandelaar
3 Mon, Mar 1, 2004, 7:02 AM
UK Data Protection Act
Picture of Mark Berthelemy Mark Berthelemy
7 Tue, Mar 2, 2004, 5:37 AM
Exploited Scripts
Picture of Fuad Luque Fuad Luque
3 Wed, Mar 3, 2004, 6:57 AM
Could you report number of courses and users of your Moodle site?
Picture of David Delgado David Delgado
10 Thu, Mar 4, 2004, 5:59 AM
HTTP_REFERER problem
Picture of Robert Brannan Robert Brannan
2 Fri, Mar 5, 2004, 2:06 AM
moodledata/temp/backup very large
Picture of Lars Jensen Lars Jensen
2 Sat, Mar 6, 2004, 4:20 AM
does Moodle support RSS/Atom
Picture of Leigh Blackall Leigh Blackall
2 Fri, Mar 12, 2004, 6:08 AM
How to stop returned mail complaints
Picture of Ash - Ash -
3 Mon, Mar 15, 2004, 8:10 PM
Can Moodle handle > 100,000 hits/day?
Picture of Lawrence Khoo Lawrence Khoo
8 Wed, Mar 17, 2004, 11:54 PM
Hosting question
Picture of Steven Day Steven Day
2 Fri, Mar 19, 2004, 6:37 AM
How to use mediaplugin
Picture of Patt Emmawat Patt Emmawat
0 Wed, Mar 24, 2004, 5:23 PM
opensourcehost.com
Picture of N Hansen N Hansen
0 Thu, Mar 25, 2004, 2:54 AM
Extreme scalability: Scaling out Moodle
Picture of Martín Langhoff Martín Langhoff
1 Thu, Mar 25, 2004, 1:33 PM
Security Alert! The PHP CGI cannot be accessed directly.
Picture of Russell Cunning Russell Cunning
3 Thu, Mar 25, 2004, 8:57 PM
Moving Moodle to Another Directory
Picture of Eugene Ritter Eugene Ritter
2 Fri, Mar 26, 2004, 12:10 AM
Centralized versus decentralized hosting of moodle (VLE's) in HE - what's the future?
Picture of Don Quixote Don Quixote
31 Fri, Mar 26, 2004, 12:21 AM
Migrating: Mysql ->ms sql and win2k ->Novell netware
Picture of Andy Diament Andy Diament
4 Fri, Mar 26, 2004, 8:32 PM
Linux file system corruption (slightly OT)
Picture of Andrea Bicciolo Andrea Bicciolo
5 Fri, Mar 26, 2004, 10:45 PM
Suggestions for a Moodle server
Picture of Edward Kolibab Edward Kolibab
6 Fri, Mar 26, 2004, 11:09 PM
Shell access to remote server?
Picture of Steven Day Steven Day
3 Tue, Mar 30, 2004, 7:49 AM
Run Moodle locally for presentation and testing?
Picture of Steven Day Steven Day
8 Tue, Mar 30, 2004, 7:55 AM
Stop and start moodle from remote machine
Picture of Abdul Rafi Jaffarullah Abdul Rafi Jaffarullah
3 Tue, Mar 30, 2004, 7:33 PM
Anyone running Moodle using 4D DB and 4D WebSTAR V on MacOS X?
Picture of Frank Lowney Frank Lowney
2 Wed, Mar 31, 2004, 10:33 PM
Running Slow
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
0 Fri, Apr 2, 2004, 2:07 AM
UK host for a large school?
Picture of Darren Smith Darren Smith
26 Fri, Apr 2, 2004, 9:10 PM
Connection Close versus Keep_Alive?
Picture of Sarah King Sarah King
0 Sun, Apr 4, 2004, 6:48 AM
A question about locale
Picture of josep josep josep josep
9 Tue, Apr 6, 2004, 1:38 AM
Server Stops with 160 Simultaneous Users
Picture of Don Hinkelman Don Hinkelman
18 Wed, Apr 7, 2004, 1:15 PM
Calculating the Needed Size and Speed of a Server
Picture of Don Hinkelman Don Hinkelman
9 Thu, Apr 8, 2004, 9:18 AM
OT: Netmondo database outages
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
1 Mon, Apr 12, 2004, 11:43 AM
MySQL gets itself into a Cluster
Picture of Ray Lawrence Ray Lawrence
2 Wed, Apr 14, 2004, 11:18 PM
Portability of Moodle
Picture of Martín Langhoff Martín Langhoff
4 Tue, Apr 20, 2004, 6:29 AM
i have a problem with my server
Picture of kurt two kurt two
2 Tue, Apr 20, 2004, 9:07 PM
Multiple sites
Picture of rick shepherd rick shepherd
1 Thu, Apr 22, 2004, 2:09 PM
Software for testing max hit rate of Moodle server?
Picture of Lawrence Khoo Lawrence Khoo
8 Thu, Apr 22, 2004, 8:59 PM
Some benchmark results
Picture of Lawrence Khoo Lawrence Khoo
20 Sat, Apr 24, 2004, 12:31 AM
Cannot connect error message
Picture of Marc Dastous Marc Dastous
1 Sat, Apr 24, 2004, 1:38 AM
Filemaker Pro Unlimited
Picture of Douglas Barkey Douglas Barkey
1 Wed, Apr 28, 2004, 10:59 AM
core files
Picture of edwin c edwin c
2 Fri, Apr 30, 2004, 5:56 AM
Which has better performance: PostgreSQL?, MySQL?
Picture of Miquel Escarrà Miquel Escarrà
1 Sun, May 2, 2004, 4:14 AM
Servers and Hosting
Picture of Thomas Bray Thomas Bray
3 Tue, May 4, 2004, 6:22 AM
PHP Byte Code Compiler in Moodle 1.2+
Picture of John Dell John Dell
3 Thu, May 6, 2004, 5:42 AM
Is it possible to "save" this course?
Picture of Erlyn Baack Erlyn Baack
9 Sun, May 9, 2004, 8:12 AM
Secure Mode (a new kind of safe mode)
Picture of Jenny Toller Jenny Toller
0 Mon, May 10, 2004, 1:13 AM
BeoWulf Clusters
Picture of James Sangster James Sangster
2 Thu, May 13, 2004, 11:55 PM
apache & mySQL using different hosting
Picture of azman sahari azman sahari
0 Fri, May 14, 2004, 9:57 AM
Safe Mode and my server
Picture of John Lyman John Lyman
1 Thu, May 20, 2004, 3:50 AM
Database Servers
Picture of Scott Karren Scott Karren
1 Thu, May 20, 2004, 3:53 AM
Moodle for school - hosted? - own server? - can anyone advise?
Picture of Jenny Toller Jenny Toller
21 Sun, May 23, 2004, 2:46 AM
MySQL Performance Tuning
Picture of Sean Keogh Sean Keogh
2 Tue, May 25, 2004, 4:46 AM
fatal error in some servers but not all
Picture of Carlito Tan Carlito Tan
4 Tue, May 25, 2004, 11:48 PM
Moodle Setup
Picture of Paul Reyes Paul Reyes
9 Fri, May 28, 2004, 7:40 PM
What is the meaning of these findinds on "dbperformance.php " page??
Picture of W Page W Page
0 Tue, Jun 1, 2004, 5:02 AM
sync between local & webhost mySQL
Picture of azman sahari azman sahari
2 Fri, Jun 4, 2004, 10:03 AM
Moodle Performance of Various Servers
Picture of John Cyber John Cyber
32 Fri, Jun 4, 2004, 11:15 PM
TCH, Surpass hosting and Moodle
Picture of Steven Day Steven Day
9 Mon, Jun 7, 2004, 3:16 AM
an unknown filter was not added: PHP
Picture of Genner Cerna Genner Cerna
2 Mon, Jun 7, 2004, 12:24 PM
OFFLINE Moodle
Picture of Chris Clark Chris Clark
10 Mon, Jun 7, 2004, 7:54 PM
Security, firewalls and Linux
Picture of Rob Englebright Rob Englebright
1 Tue, Jun 8, 2004, 11:30 PM
error URI too long longer than 8190
Picture of Genner Cerna Genner Cerna
0 Sat, Jun 12, 2004, 5:30 PM
Cheap hosting for Moodle?
Picture of Juan Jose de la Mora Juan Jose de la Mora
30 Tue, Jun 15, 2004, 11:48 AM
I keep getting an error message can you help
Picture of Rebecca Thompson Rebecca Thompson
8 Thu, Jun 17, 2004, 11:08 PM
Host with MS-Access
Picture of Joe Baud Joe Baud
1 Sat, Jun 19, 2004, 4:49 AM
CPU-hogging problems, anyone? (Help!)
Picture of Wendi Dunlap Wendi Dunlap
2 Sat, Jun 19, 2004, 6:57 PM
Moodle on HA cluster?
Picture of Rudy Scott Rudy Scott
3 Sun, Jun 20, 2004, 4:40 PM
Complain about netmondo
Picture of Pio Garcia Pio Garcia
62 Thu, Jun 24, 2004, 6:07 AM
A service for "peak situations" like exams ... etc
Picture of Don Quixote Don Quixote
5 Thu, Jun 24, 2004, 8:28 PM
Zend?
Picture of Ian Ellis Ian Ellis
3 Fri, Jun 25, 2004, 5:22 AM