Moodle Benchmark

Reports ::: report_benchmark
Maintained by Mickaël PANNEQUIN, Nicolas Martignoni
Performs various tests to determine the quality of the Moodle platform
Latest release:
4809 sites
91 fans
Current versions available: 1

At the end of the benchmark, you get a score. This score compares your system and speed.

The benchmark tests reveal whether there are worries on your platform.

There are 5 test groups:

  • Server speed
  • Processor speed
  • Harddrive speed
  • Database speed
  • Loading page speed


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Mickaël PANNEQUIN (Lead maintainer)
Nicolas Martignoni
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  • Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 8:54 PM
    Excellent! Thank you smile
  • Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 4:17 PM

    We are finding the plugin very useful, great work putting it all together!

    We have identified some bottlenecks on our installation when comparing local installation with the cloud installation. We have a score of 105 on local vs 624 on the cloud

    The slowest scores come from the tests involving database reads: courseread, querytipe1, querytype2.

    We thought of a problem of latency with the database, but the pings are returning round trip times similar to the ones measured locally.

    In additon, when running another benchmark tool ( outside the moodle installation but on the same server, the results on local vs. the cloud were very similar in terms of PHP processing and mysql.

    So, we think that something could be better configured on the Moodle side.

    We would be very glad if you could give us some advise regarding Moodle/mysql interaction


  • Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 12:09 AM
    Hi, The lower the total score the better? It is?
  • Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 12:28 AM
    Yes it is
  • Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 5:07 PM
    Hi Mickaël,
    How do you account for the fake login time ? Is it still relevant when used on a CAS/SSO-ed Moodle ?
  • Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 6:42 PM
    Thanks for the plugin. It's very useful indeed. We're getting good results in all metrics except the "Creating files" we're getting around 2 -3 seconds, where the acceptable limit is 1second. Then we're getting the warning message "The harddrive seems too slow. Check the harddrive and/or the temporary folder state. Change your harddrive or the temporary folder." Not sure what dose that mean or where we should look. It would be appreciated if you could help us with this. Thank you.
  • Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 3:12 AM
    Hi Mohammad,

    Thanks for your comment.
    What's the hard drive (HDD / SDD) ? Can you create a virtual drive in memory ?
  • Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 2:44 PM
    We're using an HDD and caching to SSD all that is within a SAN (Storage Area Network) but after moving it into the same physical machine (where we have Moodle and the SSD storage in the same place) we got a great result (0.2ms)
  • Sketch...
    Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:52 PM
    Mohammad, that's ok if you only have one web server, but if you have multiple load-balanced web servers then caching and storing files on the same physical machine won't work.
  • Wed, Sep 4, 2019, 9:20 PM
    Release v1.3.0 finally shows a more realistic benchmark as previous versions reported the Writing file performance usually being 2 to 4 seconds and an overall score never better than 500. With the new version, the file Writing performance is 0.019 seconds and the overall score is 130 - 150.
  • Thu, Nov 14, 2019, 5:46 AM
    With the latest benchmark, 1.3.0 i got 74 points on my production site 1 based on 3y old DELL/HP servers, and a score of 105 on the second one which is based on 10y old SUN Microsystems servers.
    Our configuration is a complex one, based on corosync cluster / redis caching / mariadb server / php 7.x and moodle 3.1 (for now).
  • Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 3:42 AM
    Hi, i try to test benchmark on my moodle 3.6.2+ with iis window server 2019 + sqlsrv
    moodle file at microsoft server, moodle data on synology.
    but it seem 504 gateway timeout.

    any clue?
  • Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 6:10 AM
    I'm using Moodle 3.8 (PHP 7, 1024 RAM) and I run the Benchmark, the test results are not showed, and after something like five or more mitutes the following message is shown:
    "Gateway Timeout
    The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application.
    Additionally, a 504 Gateway Timeout error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."

    What might be happening?
  • GG
    Fri, Aug 21, 2020, 5:11 PM

    on our configuration cluster : 3 fronts with 3 DB on galera cluster we have a nice result except in "write file" with a score 8.8s. Very strange becouse in use we don't have so poor perfs even if we add a big doc in course.

    We have set in config.php tempdir and cachedir on NFS Server like moodledata, and add the localcachedir on a local folder on each nodes.

    Does the benchmark read this params or other ?

    All servers are virtualized on vwmare ESX6.7 with Dell Compelent Storage SSD. I don't think there are a IO probem in written data...

    Thanks for your reply 'n job

  • Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 6:38 AM
    I have run the test on our production server (moodle 3.5 on ubuntu server) and get some strange results. Everything looks fine except for guest login and fake user account. They are over 20 sec. and it gives a final score over 4000. Guest access is turned of on the site. Any idea why?
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