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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PHP Downgrade produced connection to MySQL problem
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3 Thu, Feb 2, 2006, 11:26 AM
Windows 2003 or linux
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16 Thu, Feb 2, 2006, 10:01 PM
Damn Small Linux
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4 Sun, Feb 5, 2006, 11:41 PM
Site is down! I've check these items..What else
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18 Mon, Feb 6, 2006, 11:47 AM
How to messure and evaluate performance of moodle on Fedora core4 & windows 2003
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1 Mon, Feb 6, 2006, 1:09 PM
utf-8 and mysql
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12 Mon, Feb 6, 2006, 4:56 PM
Urgent Help - Site Down!!!
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1 Tue, Feb 7, 2006, 11:36 AM
Windows 2003 vs. Linux
Picture of Erica Grong Erica Grong
2 Tue, Feb 7, 2006, 12:23 PM
Database connection failure
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4 Wed, Feb 8, 2006, 5:45 PM
Guide to Securing Your Moodle Server
Picture of Jonathan Moore Jonathan Moore
18 Thu, Feb 9, 2006, 7:43 AM
Upload Limit
Picture of Marlene Heindl Marlene Heindl
5 Thu, Feb 9, 2006, 10:12 PM
Slow Performance
Picture of Jack MacLeod Jack MacLeod
3 Thu, Feb 9, 2006, 11:30 PM
What is wisdom
Picture of Ger Tielemans Ger Tielemans
2 Sat, Feb 11, 2006, 9:09 PM
I Need a NEW SERVER!
Picture of M Y M Y
4 Sun, Feb 12, 2006, 1:05 AM
Apache Settings
Picture of Rocco Lewis Rocco Lewis
9 Mon, Feb 13, 2006, 6:38 PM
You opinion on server specs?
Picture of Richie Foreman Richie Foreman
9 Thu, Feb 16, 2006, 7:37 AM
A series of evaluation technical questions
Picture of D.I. von Briesen D.I. von Briesen
1 Thu, Feb 16, 2006, 12:32 PM
Monitoring Moodle Server Performance?
Picture of Mike Edwards Mike Edwards
1 Fri, Feb 17, 2006, 2:03 AM
php_extension mbstring is recommended to be installed/enabled
Picture of Simon Scholey Simon Scholey
19 Fri, Feb 17, 2006, 7:43 AM
Apache Application Error
Picture of David Crowe David Crowe
1 Fri, Feb 17, 2006, 1:18 PM
Fatal error: filterlib.php. Please help
Picture of Đinh Lư Giang Đinh Lư Giang
2 Sat, Feb 18, 2006, 6:29 PM
New To Moodle - Server needed?
Picture of Heather Campbell Heather Campbell
9 Sun, Feb 19, 2006, 10:09 PM
email SMTP another port
Picture of Yves Dufour Yves Dufour
0 Thu, Feb 23, 2006, 3:49 AM
New to Moodle - Server Setup Question
Picture of Matthew Previts Matthew Previts
0 Thu, Feb 23, 2006, 3:58 AM
Partitioning server for moodle security. + SE linux
Picture of Pubudu Premachandra Pubudu Premachandra
4 Thu, Feb 23, 2006, 12:46 PM
How do I tell how many (& which) courses are active on my moodle site?
Picture of Barron Koralesky Barron Koralesky
8 Fri, Feb 24, 2006, 11:13 AM
Creating a harddrive backup
Picture of M Y M Y
4 Sat, Feb 25, 2006, 12:09 AM
Fedora Core 4
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2 Sat, Feb 25, 2006, 5:42 AM
OpenLDAP
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3 Sun, Feb 26, 2006, 9:54 PM
Can anyone recommend an OS
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36 Wed, Mar 1, 2006, 4:04 AM
Help - Know of Any Server-Hosted Sites Available?
Picture of Victoria Barney Victoria Barney
0 Wed, Mar 1, 2006, 7:26 AM
Ubuntu
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2 Thu, Mar 2, 2006, 4:24 AM
VPS Configuration vs Concurrent Users
Picture of Manish Verma Manish Verma
4 Thu, Mar 2, 2006, 4:25 AM
Servers, RAID, failover, etc.
Picture of John Donaldson John Donaldson
31 Thu, Mar 2, 2006, 9:28 PM
wicked problem when loading MOODLE
Picture of Sebastian Ornazeder Sebastian Ornazeder
5 Sun, Mar 5, 2006, 4:52 PM
Does Moodle REQUIRE a server?
Picture of Peter Christ Peter Christ
4 Thu, Mar 9, 2006, 1:44 AM
Old Servers anyone?
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12 Thu, Mar 9, 2006, 3:33 AM
Problem with performance when i use chat
Picture of Javier Lázaro Javier Lázaro
0 Fri, Mar 10, 2006, 6:26 PM
How to change server address
Picture of Rafal Zawierta Rafal Zawierta
1 Sat, Mar 11, 2006, 9:24 PM
SAFE MODE=ON - FTP instead?
Picture of Tom harr Jakobsen Tom harr Jakobsen
3 Tue, Mar 14, 2006, 3:22 PM
Moodle Hosting Sites
Picture of Steve Wu Steve Wu
19 Tue, Mar 14, 2006, 11:34 PM
server shut down by provider
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4 Wed, Mar 15, 2006, 10:11 PM
Moodle and DotMac?
Picture of David Parris David Parris
3 Thu, Mar 16, 2006, 8:01 AM
Internet & internet access to a single Moodle
Picture of Ali Hastie Ali Hastie
10 Fri, Mar 17, 2006, 12:01 AM
Mysql 4.0 to 4.1
Picture of James Phillips James Phillips
11 Fri, Mar 17, 2006, 3:41 PM
PHP Accelerator Recommendations
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6 Sat, Mar 18, 2006, 3:08 AM
soliution for using moodle CMS
Picture of Tomas Bersenas Tomas Bersenas
1 Mon, Mar 20, 2006, 6:07 PM
Apache GUI
Picture of Mark Little Mark Little
3 Mon, Mar 20, 2006, 9:28 PM
Web Hosting Provider
Picture of Christa Fairman Christa Fairman
2 Tue, Mar 21, 2006, 9:32 AM
In search of the killer Moodle server instal·lation
Picture of Josep M. Fontana Josep M. Fontana
12 Wed, Mar 22, 2006, 12:04 AM
Newbie From PA
Picture of Brian Snapp Brian Snapp
1 Fri, Mar 24, 2006, 7:55 AM
Cherokee + PHP + Moodle
Picture of Goran Mekic Goran Mekic
1 Sat, Mar 25, 2006, 6:48 AM
Multiple Moodle Versions on a Single MySQL?
Picture of Don Hinkelman Don Hinkelman
10 Mon, Mar 27, 2006, 4:50 PM
to XAMPP or not to XAMPP - that is the question ...
Picture of Andy Hawkins Andy Hawkins
7 Wed, Mar 29, 2006, 1:08 AM
Forbidden and 404
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1 Mon, Apr 3, 2006, 10:09 PM
Can I put moodle into a CD and work it perfectly?
Picture of Asier Suarez Asier Suarez
13 Wed, Apr 5, 2006, 3:14 PM
Assignment Submissions Slow Down
Picture of Anthony Borrow Anthony Borrow
6 Fri, Apr 7, 2006, 1:06 AM
moodle 1.6 and MySQL 4.1.16
Picture of sajad khadem nejad sajad khadem nejad
0 Sat, Apr 8, 2006, 3:30 AM
performance problem on a server with a fresh moodle install
Picture of maxime drouet maxime drouet
4 Thu, Apr 13, 2006, 5:16 AM
Plesk anomolie
Picture of Paul Taylor Paul Taylor
1 Fri, Apr 14, 2006, 3:07 AM
Way to upload file when SAFE MODE Restriction in effect
Picture of Trizit Benjaboonyazit Trizit Benjaboonyazit
0 Sun, Apr 16, 2006, 12:24 AM
Hosting recommendation - with MySQL 4.1.16 ?
Picture of Will Taylor Will Taylor
3 Mon, Apr 17, 2006, 5:28 AM
Moodle Hosting
Picture of Linda B Linda B
5 Tue, Apr 25, 2006, 9:27 AM
HowTo: Configure a load-balanced Moodle LAMP cluster
Picture of Lawrence Khoo Lawrence Khoo
3 Tue, Apr 25, 2006, 6:47 PM
problem with LMSInitialize
Picture of palak suneja palak suneja
0 Tue, Apr 25, 2006, 8:07 PM
Best server characteristics for Moodle
Picture of Mario Planas Mario Planas
3 Wed, Apr 26, 2006, 3:22 AM
Disk partitioning on Moodle server
Picture of Teemu Koistinen Teemu Koistinen
5 Wed, Apr 26, 2006, 3:28 PM
How much server space
Picture of Tony Parke Tony Parke
5 Thu, Apr 27, 2006, 3:50 PM
overload warning, without commensurate traffic
Picture of Benz Kohlee Benz Kohlee
4 Fri, Apr 28, 2006, 12:42 AM
Should I use existing Win2003 or plug in Apache Server?
Picture of seaghan moriarty seaghan moriarty
7 Fri, Apr 28, 2006, 11:04 PM
Student Having Odd Problem with Course Page Access
Picture of N Hansen N Hansen
6 Sun, Apr 30, 2006, 1:56 AM
Does the MOODLE build on the web service ?
Picture of Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed Ibrahim
0 Tue, May 2, 2006, 10:54 PM
What server?
Picture of Toni Mas Toni Mas
2 Wed, May 3, 2006, 2:18 PM
setting up websharing on Mac OS X 10.3 Server for moodle
Picture of LPS lps LPS lps
1 Thu, May 4, 2006, 10:32 PM
Server specs. question for Moodle migration (will this fit our requirements?)
Picture of Lindsay John Lindsay John
5 Thu, May 4, 2006, 11:54 PM
Sony SDT-5200 Tape Drive Error
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3 Sat, May 6, 2006, 3:49 AM
Moodle in Fedora
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1 Sat, May 6, 2006, 3:30 PM
Sony SDT-5200 Tape Drive - Help
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5 Sat, May 6, 2006, 4:38 PM
Stress test
Picture of Toni Mas Toni Mas
6 Mon, May 8, 2006, 4:23 PM
Your opinion about this server configuration / 200 or 300 users
Picture of Susana Willemoës Susana Willemoës
2 Wed, May 10, 2006, 8:34 PM
HEY HEY HEY,PROBLEMS WITH HARDWARE SERVER
Picture of mark lemans mark lemans
0 Fri, May 12, 2006, 12:26 AM
Moodle for Windows on a USB Stick
Picture of Brett Drinkwater Brett Drinkwater
37 Fri, May 12, 2006, 11:10 AM
Changing Server Hardware
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1 Sat, May 13, 2006, 1:55 AM
Firts Steps in Moodle and Solution for 200 concurrent users
Picture of Duarte Silvestre Duarte Silvestre
13 Sat, May 13, 2006, 2:02 AM
Tecnical resources for optimal performance
Picture of Omar Dhaher Omar Dhaher
0 Sun, May 14, 2006, 5:54 PM
How-To Make a MySQL index for optimize moodle??
Picture of Daniel Vazart Daniel Vazart
0 Tue, May 16, 2006, 4:59 AM
Enabling RSS feeds and server load
Picture of Cristian Alvarado Cristian Alvarado
2 Thu, May 18, 2006, 12:59 AM
It works!: - Single Signon withTypo3 to Moodle
Picture of Jens Gammelgaard Jens Gammelgaard
0 Thu, May 18, 2006, 9:37 PM
Advice on New Moodle Setup...
Picture of Aidan Hammond Aidan Hammond
6 Fri, May 19, 2006, 6:24 PM
Server Recommendations
Picture of Colin Napier Colin Napier
2 Fri, May 19, 2006, 8:06 PM
Stress test / benchmark chat module the SNMP way?
Picture of Wen Hao Chuang Wen Hao Chuang
5 Sat, May 20, 2006, 5:16 AM
Moodle Server Trouble
Picture of Liam Clayton Liam Clayton
2 Sun, May 21, 2006, 11:50 AM
Does anyone know why apache keeps restarting itself?
Picture of kathy hooper kathy hooper
3 Tue, May 23, 2006, 8:35 AM
how to host
Picture of Marc Wells Marc Wells
1 Wed, May 24, 2006, 12:21 AM
How to set up the moodle to improve the download speed or make it can be used by Cache Server
Picture of frank shen frank shen
5 Wed, May 24, 2006, 11:08 AM
Slow
Picture of Rick Knowles Rick Knowles
4 Wed, May 24, 2006, 11:59 PM
Moving from Dev to QA to Production Servers - Problems!
Picture of Todd Cranston-Cuebas Todd Cranston-Cuebas
3 Thu, May 25, 2006, 12:36 PM
Upgrading MySql -- What are my chances for problems?
Picture of Steve Hyndman Steve Hyndman
4 Wed, May 31, 2006, 3:03 AM
Upgrading MySql -- Many problems :(
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0 Thu, Jun 1, 2006, 6:28 PM
POP3 for students - How do you do it?
Picture of Aidan Hammond Aidan Hammond
3 Mon, Jun 5, 2006, 9:30 PM