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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How to speed up Outlook 2007 / Exchange 2003 mail searches?

Our current setup is the Outlook 2007 client connected to an Exchange 2003 server. We run the client on 2K3 terminal servers and have disabled PST files. There is quite a large volume of emails stored ...
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samba over NFS large file

For several months we encounter problems delays : we have a server ( os: ubuntu server 12.04 ) with samba and ldap service . Our clients are on Mac, Windows and Linux client ubuntu . Huwaei NAS ...
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Optimize images on CentOS server [closed]

I have a huge directory of images on a CentOS server (~65gb). The images are predominantly jpeg's but theres some png's and a couple of gif's. Here's the annoying and weird part - the images are all ...
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Optimize php-fpm and varnish for a powerfull server

My setup is: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 and RAM 16 GB DDR3 RAM varnish+nginx+php-fpm+apc for a not very heavy WordPress blog with W3 Total Cache and CDN My problem is that after 55 hits per second ...
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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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Network Latency over WAN

Let me take a minute to explain the background of the challenge I am facing. My company has offices in US and Asia. The users work on large CAD files. The office in US has NAS (Network Attached ...
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Nginx “ssl_stapling” ignored, no OCSP responder URL in the certificate

I'm trying to setup OCSP stapling on Nginx because I ran a test and it suggested the idea and well, you know. https://sslcheck.globalsign.com/en_GB/sslcheck?host=aj2jewellers.co.uk#176.58.103.165 ...
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WordPress with APC Cache - MySQL Load

I've installed APC on my server and the load is cached very good with it, no problems so far. The number of concurrent users is good < 90 but after 100 it gets shaky. Htop shows a constant use ...
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First days online : how not to kill your site

Suppose you have this fancy new site, with lots of data (like big images), and you're about to put it online. If you do "too much" publicity, during the first days, the site will be overwhelmed with ...
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MySql table optimization causing more problems than it solves

I have a heavily accessed table corresponding to user's private messages, with over 10 M rows. When I run the user deletion process, obsolete messages are deleted from the table, typically more than ...
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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 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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Choosing between which HTTP, DB, Optimization tools on a VPS server [closed]

I am finally moving from a Shared hosting to a VPS hosting on Digital Ocean. Since now I have control of what I can install, I would like to know which of these are preferred to install. Web Server ...
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Directadmin Apache server finetuning advice

I currently have a dedicated server from which I provide shared hosting for some clients of mine. Server specs AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 4GB DDR RAM 1x Seagate ...
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mysql configurations for best performance

I have a huge magazine on dedicated server(1 website only on the server), all time the server have big load, "top" tool show me that the user "mysql" make this load: PID USER PR NI VIRT ...
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Centos 6 webserver - best use of spare memory [closed]

Just after any quick easy suggestions about where I should try tweaking my web server to use some of the spare memory and reduce CPU usage. Sorry if I'm a bit vague, but this isn't really my area. I ...
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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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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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Why rsync is faster than NFS?

Few days ago I noticed something rather odd (at least for me). I ran rsync copying the same data and deleting it afterwards to NFS mount, called /nfs_mount/TEST. This /nfs_mount/TEST is ...
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PHP + Apache long wait time

I've run into a bit of a brick wall with troubleshooting my dedicated websever. Recently, my website spiked with the amount of request/per second and it crashed. The box original had 8GB of RAM, 8 ...
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Linux Kernel setup: is it good idea to enable everything in Cryptographic API?

There are several implementations for some algorithms, which use CPU instructions which may or may not be available on current system. Is it good idea to just enable (in kernel, not as modules) all of ...
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Centos help optimize Apache and kernel

I am looking for tips/articles on how to optimize CentOS for production use I will have 2 servers 1 web server where haproxy will also running Haproxy will be in front of apache and will be proxying ...
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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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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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Capacity Optimization / Deduplication Options for Primary Storage

I'm exploring options for making more efficient use of our primary storage. Our current NAS is an HP ProLiant DL380 G5 with an HP Storageworks MSA20, and one other disk shelf which I'm not sure what ...
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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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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'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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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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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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Serving images from another hostname vs Apache overload for the rewrites

We are trying to improve further the speed of some sites with older HTML in order as well to obtain better SEO results. We have now applied some minify measures, combined html, css etc. We use a small ...
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Strategy to optimize raid cache

HP SmartArray have "Accelerator Ratio: XX% Read / YY% Write", that configures how much cache ram dedicated for read, and how much for write. Is there way to find best proportion on alive server in ...
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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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Lower Maximum Possible Memory Usage

I've been using MySQLTuner to optimize my database, and the only problem I am having is: [!!] Maximum possible memory usage: 14.8G (126% of installed RAM) I'm not sure what I should be ...
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eAccelerator causes the server to deliver gibberish data

I'm trying to integrate eAccelerator into my server infrastructure using the ELS script. But when I activate it, it causes the gibberish data (shown below) to appear instead of the real content. There ...
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How many files in a directory is too many? (Downloading data from net)

Greetings, I'm writing some scripts to process images from various photo websites. Right now I'm storing all this data in individual text files in the same directory. The directory is web ...
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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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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 to enable /dev/shm RAM disk for MySQL?

How to enable /dev/shm RAM disk for MySQL? (temp dir in /dev/shm) $ vi /etc/fstab tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=512m 0 0 $ mount -o remount /dev/shm Is this correct? Now what? ...... ...... ...
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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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Optimizing MySQL for small VPS

I'm trying to optimize my MySQL config for a verrry small VPS. The VPS is also running NGINX/PHP-FPM and Magento; all with a limit of 250MB of RAM. This is an output of MySQL Tuner... -------- ...
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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 ...