Optimization is the process of modifying a system to make some aspect of it work more efficiently or use fewer resources.

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Drop caches in Linux

I have an embedded Geode-based application server with 512MB RAM and I'm about to try to maximize free memory during applications workload, which uses MySQL database 5.5 with InnoDB quite ...
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Apache performance is really heavy [duplicate]

My company runs a heavy traffic site, about 150k daily. Each time after apache restarted, site load is very fast. The problem always comes after a couple of hours. Server config : Intel Core ...
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High latency on domain with CDN

High latency on domain with CDN I have problems with latency on my server, these are the tests I made with blitz.io Latency album http://imgur.com/a/bCmwo I would uploaded images here but it ...
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MySQL occasional non-responsive only on one database

I have an issue that occasionally (once or twice a week, not necessarily during peak hours) that queries on a certain db (the db of the largest of my sites) suddenly stop responding for about an hour. ...
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Can postgres go faster? [closed]

My question is simply: have i missed any configuration settings that might make postgres achieve better read throughput? Background I'm modeling a very simple twitter program. My schema has only 3 ...
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What will be the best mysql settings for 3gb server? [duplicate]

I have a 3GB server with the below settings. The issue I am facing is when I pull some records through the admin panel of my site, sometimes it works well, but most of the times it process very slow. ...
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What is the *optimal* virtual memory configuration for this server? [closed]

I am maintaining a Small Business Server 2003 (x86) server, that was originally installed and configured by someone else in early 2009. Recently, although we have never had any obvious memory-related ...
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What's the optimal server configuration for fastest inserting in a MySql database in this scenario? [closed]

I have a MyISAM table partitioned by range with 90 partitions representing the last 90 days. I expect this table to receive somewhere between 500 million to 1 billion records before i start rotating ...
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Server optimization for long running script [duplicate]

I have a system running on a remote VPS whose main feature is a long running script (it could run for about 10 hours, depending on the user input). The following are some of its features: Database ...
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MySQL MyISAM multi-core optimization

I've noticed that our app does not respond to requests when a demanding request is in execution. Running top seems to identify the source of the problem: top - 13:54:25 up 1 day, 13:43, 2 users, ...
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Why is hash join slow in postgresql 9.1?

I transfered my DB from Postgresql 8.4 to new server with Postgresql 9.1. Size of DB is 9.9GB Data directory is situated on ssd 60GB disk. And server has 16GB RAM and 16 proccessor cores. But today ...
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Can my mysql server be fully tweaked? [closed]

I'm on a quadcore CENTOS 5.9 i686 standard running WHM 11.36.0. It's a dedicated LAMP server with lots of websites, most of which are using databases. I'm monitoring the server using Munin and notice ...
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Tuning MySQL of 1.3 G DB, 8GB Ram, High IO Wait

I am having MySQL database of size 1.3 GB on 8 core virtual machine, 8 GB of memory and I am having troubles optimizing the configuration. There is a lot of small rows and lot of joins going on. I've ...
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MySql turning - “Select full join” is too high - How to identify the queries causing this

We're trying to manage and tune our MySql. One alert we're getting in phpMyAdmin is this: Select full joinDocumentation 421 The number of joins that do not use indexes. If this value is not 0, ...
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virtual memory optimization on exchange server 2010

Hi I did some Google searching but came up blank I know mycomputer/computer > Properties > advance System settings > Advance[tab] > Settings[Performance] > Advance [Tab] > Change > customsige ...
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mysql database config optimization

Have a heavily trafficed database running mostly innodb and would like to better optimize the mysql config. Server has 32Gb ram and the biggest tables are ~18Gb innodb. I think I have done all the ...
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Would moving images to a CDN significantly reduce my CPU/memory load?

I am trying to reduce the cpu/memory load on my web server, and I am wondering if I should host my images on a CDN instead of my webserver. Does serving these images take up much CPU/memory?
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Recommended resources for server tuning and security checklist for production Linux server deployment [closed]

There are many questions on server tuning and security checklist are being closed. So, I am not asking for the exact detail. Please point me to the resources you find it is helpful (no matter web ...
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How can I handle big traffic spikes on my dedicated server?

I have an E-Commerce site, which gains a sudden peak of very high traffic when I turn on different ads campaigns. From this moment on, my current dedicated server (Hostgator, 4GB Memoray, 100mbps ...
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Centos MySQL optimization 4gb ram

I am using Centos 6 64bit on vps with 4gb ram. 1 wordpress website and 2 wallpapers script websites. Wordrpess have 10k visits daily. Site is slow. My.cnf # Example mysql config file for large ...
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Optimizing VPS Server Memory

WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO The server resource limits sometimes run tight; to help prevent memory exhaustion, I've had to limit server processes. I'm needing a little expert help to know if I'm on the ...
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Nginx as a reverse proxy + Apache or completely cut out Apache? (WordPress Multisite)

I am starting a WordPress multisite network with domain mapping and I am trying to think through my server set up. Right now, I only have one medium sized VPS but hopefully I will need to add more ...
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How to speed up a MySQL Import [closed]

I posted a related question on askubuntu.com, but this may be a better place and way to ask it. I'm working on a way to speed up a db import. Currently the import is taking a week, give or take a few ...
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php5-fpm spike, wrong configuration?

Recently I've uploaded some changes to my server that increases the amount of AJAX calls made to the server. The application "fastness" has decreased a lot. The web server is nginx with php5-fpm ...
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Optimize Windows file access over network

At my company I frequently need to access shared files over a Windows network. These files are located on the other side of the planet, so I guess the file share goes through some kind of VPN over ...
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Windows 2008 R2 VPS resource footprint reduction

Given a Windows 2008 R2 Standard VM with: 4x vCPU Intel Xeon E5620 1GB RAM 15GB HDD What can I do to reduce the amount of CPU/RAM/HDD utilised by the OS? The VM will be used exclusively as a web ...
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Optimize Apache performance

I'm looking for ways to optimize our current web server hosted in-house. I'm trying to supply as much relevant information below. Please let me know if you would require additional information in ...
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MysqlTunner and query_cache_size dilemma

On a busy mysql server MySQLTuner 1.2.0 always recommends to add query_cache_size no matter how I increase the value (I tried up to 512MB). On the other hand it warns that : Increasing the ...
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Extremely slow response when connecting to remote MySQL database (LAMP Server)

I installed a LAMP server and enabled MySQL remote connections but I'm experiencing really bad response times when connecting to the database remotely from a WordPress install. I've been looking ...
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How to delay and queue commands for execution at a later time? [closed]

My site receives numerous uploads and I can't afford to waste cycles and time processing them on the spot (e.g., trimming, optimizing, resizing, etc.). What technologies exist to delay and queue these ...
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Monitoring outgoing bandwidth of application

I currently have a VPS that is consuming a ton of outgoing bandwidth and I am trying to drill down to where this may be coming from. Does anyone know of a logical way to go about finding out which ...
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WAN Optimization for Small Office/Home Office

I have been reading up on WAN optimization for the last while, mostly out of interest of speeding up my own internet connections, but also to speed up the office internet connection. At home, I have 2 ...
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What's the difference of running ab locally and remotely?

I was benchmarking my site with apache ab and I noticed that the response time had big differences when running ab on the server and running ab on a client box remotely. So what's the biggest ...
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Nginx for a site allowing downloads

My friend have a site that allows users to download files.However the moment one guy start downloading server load change from 0.00 to 3.50 in a matter of minutes.Nginx and php-fpm reach D state and ...
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Lots of files being used by blank web page. What are they?

I am trying to optimise a website and I was using the network waterfall facility in Google Chrome. When I looked at the results there were lots of files which I didnt recognise. I first thought they ...
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How can I lower MySQL single-page reads?

My innodb buffer pool size is 8GB and my database is 6GB in size but I see this: Innodb_buffer_pool_reads 263.5k - The number of logical reads that InnoDB could not satisfy from buffer pool and had ...
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Best way to optimize (loss-less) thousands of jpgs in a windows folder structure?

Using Smush.it or Firebug's built-in image optimizer I realize we can reduce the file size of all of our web jpgs. By quite much actually. As we have hundreds of thousands of images, is there any way ...
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Balancing bandwidth allocation for nfsd

I am using NFS shares to transfer image files using clonezilla onto multiple lab machines, I am currently only imaging one or two machines at a time as a testing protocol but whenever I run more than ...
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Apache prefork optimization - Choosing the right `MaxRequestsPerChild` value

I'm trying to optimize our web servers to handle as much connections as possible. I read a many posts and the Apache notes. I'm trying to understand which value should I choose for ...
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How do i set a cronjob to use less CPU

I'm managing a server witch host several ruby on rails websites. I need a cron job for every website that does : send emails (notifications) create thumbnails Unfortunatly, every time the cron is ...
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Optimize Apache - should I use APC / nginx?

I've read many posts regarding Apache optimization. While reading, two names repeated over and over again, nginx and php-apc. I've tried to understand which of them might be helpful for me, but i ...
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Optimal MySQL my.cnf setting for large Magento site on a dedicated server

Our dedicated server is running a large Magento store with a MySQL database approximately 250MB in size. The server spec is listed as having 5 Xeon 2Ghz processors (4MB cache) and 12GB of memory. ...
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How can I optimize system resource usage for many different gunicorn powered Django sites with low traffic?

My server is a Linode with 768MB of RAM. It is home to around 8 small, low traffic Django sites powered by Nginx, Supervisor, and Gunicorn. Currently, each site has its own Linux user account, with ...
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What webserver to use for a hentai website? Nginx or Apache? [closed]

I got a Linode VPS with 768MB. On another server (Speedysparrow), also with 768MB, i have Nginx running and it's awesome, as you can see here: http://www.ubuntubrsc.com/. This website, with the setup ...
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gzip compression increases performance, then eventually increases response time from server

Here is my current server scenario. I'm running on a Rackspace Cloud instance (16GB of RAM), using cPanel/WHM on a CentOS 5.5 install. I'm currently running about 10 Magento sites, all varying in ...
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Options to efficiently synchronize 1 million files with remote servers?

At a company I work for we have such a thing called "playlists" which are small files ~100-300 bytes each. There's about a million of them. About 100,000 of them get changed every hour. These ...
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Nginx , Apache , Mysql , Memcache with server 4G ram. How optimize to enought memory?

i have 1 dedicated server with Nginx proxy for Apache. Memcache, mysql, 4G Ram. These day, my visitor on my site wasn't increased, but my server get overload always in some specified time. (9AM - ...
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Check VPS resource consumption of a website

I've got a website (I'd say poorly optimized as it's my own code and I've never optimized a website before) and now that it's getting more visits the server load increases to up to 4-5 when there are ...
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Is there guidance to optimise W2008R2 threading performance?

I want to make sure that my W2008R2 box has least possible interrupts and context switches on the CPU threads. I have 4 cores / 8 HT threads CPU. I am running a single application which uses only ...
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Why does this one file not respect .htaccess' cache-control header?

Testing performance improvements, I added an .htaccess file with the following directives to my /assets folder (where I store a few images of various types). <FilesMatch ...