Performance tuning is the process of modifying a system to improve its efficiency. This is also known as optimizing.

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Increase application performance on Amazon AWS

I've got a client with an MVC v1 (.NET) application running on a micro instance. On this instance, I've got .NET, IIS 7.5, and MS SQL Server 2008 running to handle the application. The client has ...
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How Do I Troubleshoot Exim Mail Retry Issues?

My server is encountering high CPU load (like almost pegged at 100%) so much that the Apache service can't run and we get Apache 500 errors. We used a script to catch this and this is where we ...
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Windows Server 2008 File Server Performance Tuning

I am running a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server on our network. It seems that there are many times where accessing the data from the server is really slow, sluggish, or non-responsive. ...
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Find out which task is generating a lot of context switches on linux

According to vmstat, my Linux server (2xCore2 Duo 2.5 GHz) is constantly doing around 20k context switches per second. # vmstat 3 procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- -system-- ...
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Trim out useless apache modules

I'm running a shared hosting environment with about 100 sites - I just took a peek at all the modules apache is loading/using, some of these I don't know what they are or do or if they are useful at ...
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Increase bandwidth of Linksys WRT54GL (with Tomato inside)

I have Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato firmware installed. When I connect internet cable directly to a computer I can download at about 8 MB/s, however when internet is access through the router maximum ...
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Increase the performance of sort command on a multi-processor Sun Solaris box

I have a bunch of (rather large i.e. >100MB) comma separated files which needs sorting on 4 processor box with SunOS 5.10 Sort appears to run rather slow (minutes) I am wondering if there is any way ...
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Profiling windows performance

I am used to using profilers for software development. I have had multiple windows pcs which all have slowed down over time, as well as had work PCs become slower. I understand this is probably the ...
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Increasing Postfix Performance for Outbound Mail

We're trying to optimize a Dell PowerEdge 1850, Dual 3GHz procs, 3072MB RAM, running Postfix 2.8.4 and signing mail with OpenDKIM 2.4.1. iostat -x output is: avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait ...
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Linux script to check settings and recommend tuning changes? [closed]

I'm searching for a script to run on our linux server and recommend various tuning changes we might consider making, as well as their suggested values for consideration. Any ideas if something like ...
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Interpreting ethtool Coalesce output

Other than tx and rx being the transmit and recieve, can anyone explain what the fields mean in ethtool -c's (Coalescing output) and what effect they have on how coalescing works? Coalesce parameters ...
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SQL performance, how to exactly measure bottlenecks

Yesterday me (programmer) and one of my coworkers from our Hosting department started series of tests to address performance issues with our websites. We are running a server with Windows Server 2008 ...
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what to check for limitations if a linux machine maxes out at a certain connection/s

I have a linux machine with a dummy HTTP server on it. It accepts a certain number of connections/second. Neither the CPU (it is a multicore) nor the memory nor IO are exhausted. What else can be ...
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Very long (>300s) request processing time on Apache Server serving static content from particular IP's

We are running an Apache 2.2 server for a very large web site. Over the past few months we have been having some users reporting slow response times, while others (including our resources, both on ...
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IIS6 - Classic ASP - “out of memory”/“out of string space”

We have a classic ASP application that's under significantly more load than usual. We are from time to time been getting "out of memory" and "out of string space" in the httperr. We do not usually ...
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Does deleting unused files such as images, javascript, xml, html, asp etc make your Windows Server faster?

I have an IIS7 Windows 2003 Dedicated server. I just wanted to know if I delete old files such as XML, HTML, ASP, PHP, images, CSS, JavaScript.. etc.. files that are no longer used.. Does this ...
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How to adjust MySQL performance

I'm facing a real problem with MySQL instance for a service online. We use hibernate and c3p0 pool with these settings: c3p0.max_size=200 c3p0.min_size=5 c3p0.timeout=60000 c3p0.max_statements=20 ...
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Why is MySQL table_cache full but never used

I have been using the tuning-primer.sh script to tune my my.cnf settings. I have most things working well but the part about TABLE CACHE makes no sense: TABLE CACHE Current table_cache value = 900 ...
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PostgreSQL tuning recommendation for large server and dataset

I'm working with a PostgreSQL (8.1) server on a dedicated machine with 64 GB of RAM and a fast RAID disk. The data set itself is pretty huge -- we have several tables around 200 GB, more in the 50-100 ...
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How to connect an Oracle server between two countries and maintain high speeds for read & write

Our company has two branches, one in Malaysia and the other one in India. The problems occur when we try to share one of our Oracle environments to our branch in India; the connection is very slow, ...
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Troubling AB benchmarking result?

I'm a real noob when it comes to sys admin. I'm running an app on an EC2 MicroInstance. Before I launch publicly, I want to make sure that I hit a minimum level of performance. I'm trying out some ...
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Trying to scale my dedicated server for high traffic

I have a quad core xeon, 8GB ram, and only 2 x 1TB SATA drives right now. I am trying to figure out how to scale my application to handle as much load and traffic per day as possible. I have an ...
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Establish a performance baseline for terminal server windows machines

I need to establish a performace basline for our Terminal Server machines. i plan to use perfmon , and will have a SCOM server on the site very soon. The terminals are used as a desktop environment ...
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MySQL hosting: What are the recommended specs and w

I have two specific cases of MySQL hosting. 1) I have a case where I have 2000 plus concurrent users to a single MySQL Database. They are not simple web users, but actual business users who need to ...
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IIS 7.0 - responses throttled to 500ms blocks?

Scenario: ASP.NET MVC wep app sitting on my local machine (Vista Ultimate, IIS 7.0), nothing going on except one user (me) logged in and viewing an index page. The page includes 9 dynamic images drawn ...
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How can I tell which page is creating a high-CPU-load httpd process?

I have a LAMP server (CentOS-based MediaTemple (DV) Extreme with 2GB RAM) running a customized Wordpress+bbPress combination . At about 30k pageviews per day the server is starting to groan. It ...
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Figuring out what's causing a server to slow down

I have a potential client that has a php site that performs fine most of the time. However, every week or so, it will experience lag (slow page loading). I am sure there are a myriad of things that ...
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Do IIS App Pools using Network Service account share memory?

We're trying to tune our IIS farm, and I'm trying to get my head around how Windows allocates resources in our current setup. We have a pretty standard layout. We host 30+ ASP/ASP.NET sites on our ...
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Very low performance of raid6

I noticed that writing to raid-6 is very low, but when I make tests with hdparm the speed is reasonable: dd if=/dev/zero of=/store/01/test.tmp bs=1M count=10000 Gives: 50Mb/s or even less. The ...
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Does Overclocking Anything Shorten It's Life? [closed]

From a business standpoint... If intel could take a 3.0 GHz CPU, and overclock it to 4.0 GHz - whilst still covering their warranty they would do so. It's absolutely free and makes the chip perceived ...
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COM+/Desktop Heap errors in IIS affecting sites at random?

We have a Win2K3 server that is hosting 30+ sites. Each site is configured to have its own unique application pool -- so that we can manually recycle specific sites if needed and not kill sessions ...
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server benchmarking with apache benchmark

We are testing one of our production server with ab and what we found is apr_socket_recv: Connection timed out (110) Total of 176 requests completed after some time above output.That means the ...
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Solaris: Increase TCP's Initial Congestion Window to 10 segments (tcp slow-start)

How can the Initial Congestion Window be increased to 10? It seems it can be done with TCP_INIT_CWND, but I don't know how to do that.
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Filesystem/Options for intensive random I/O

I'm planning to (privately) deploy a server that will be hammered with random I/Os in files ranging from 100MB to 50GB. The requests will range from 128 KB to 4MB. The profile will be 50:50 concerning ...
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dedicated apache httpd server configuration and performance tuning

I have the following dedicated box that I only install apache httpd server on, what parameters in httpd.conf should I tune to achieve max performance? cat /proc/cpuinfo shows 8 processors(only ...
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What is bottleneck of my Apache server?

$netstat -anp | grep :80 | grep TIME_WAIT | wc -l 840 $netstat -anp |grep :80 | grep ESTABLISHED | wc -l 50 memory usage : 850MB / 1000MB apache2.conf contains.. <IfModule ...
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Linux's best filesystem to work with 10000's of files without overloading the system I/O

It is known that certain AMD64 Linuxes are subject of being unresponsive under heavy disk I/O (see Gentoo forums: AMD64 system slow/unresponsive during disk access (Part 2)), unfortunately have such ...
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PostgreSQL - count() performance and how to tweak it?

I've done some reading in google and the only thing I did was get myself confused. Some of the people say that count() is slower with many records, others say you can cache the number or even use ...
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Extreme fine tuning MySQL performance wise on a Linux server

I would like to know all of the key points where MySQL can be fine tuned performance wise on a Linux server through my.cnf or through other methods, libraries and tools. Tips and tricks and shady ...
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Where to start fixing an IO Bottle neck in SQL Server?

I recently came across an interesting article that went over using IO statistics to identify the causes of performance issues. After examining my statistics i came to the determination that i had a ...
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Performance Tuning a High-Load Apache Server

I am looking to understand some server performance problems I am seeing with a (for us) heavily loaded web server. The environment is as follows: Debian Lenny (all stable packages + patched to ...
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How do I calculate the amount of tuning needed for my server?

I have a server which is running a few discrete Python, Java application which most of the time imports data into a PostGreSQL database. I would like to know from people out there who have experience ...
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How to measure req/sec by analyzing apache logs

I want to measure the justify stress-test result on production env. How to measure req/sec by analyzing apache logs? apache2.2 LogFormat "%v:%p %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" ...
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File Control Bytes / Sec in Server 2003 is sometimes VERY high - is this a problem?

We are trying to track down performance problems on our server, and when running SPA or the performance monitor the counter for "File Control Bytes / Sec" sometimes skyrockets, typically about once ...
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performance wise htaccess

hese's the my htaccess template, i wonder if anything could be added to increase website performance.. # Defaults AddDefaultCharset UTF-8 DefaultLanguage en-US ServerSignature Off FileETag None ...
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Database I/O acceleration using solid state drives

What is the experience improving database performance using solid-state drives (particularly for PostgreSQL databases) such as HP's IO Accelerator? Did you see any marked improvements?
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MySQL performance tuning

I'm looking for a succinct list of common pitfalls and optimizations for tuning a MySQL server as used for mid-size websites. In general, the type of advice I'm looking for here is information that ...
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switching to worker mpm for apache 2 on ubuntu

How to switch from prefork mpm to worker mpm on ubuntu server? how to roll back if there is any problem? root@myserver:~# apache2ctl -l Compiled in modules: core.c mod_log_config.c mod_logio.c ...
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Why did my newly added index show up as a 'statistic'?

We are attempting to tune our SQL Server 2005 database as we frankly have no indexing on our tables and our CPU usage is starting to max out at 100%. We have ran SQL Server profiler for a 3 hour ...
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VPS hosting is very slow. What's the bottleneck?

I've setup a new VPS hosting, to run a Drupal website but it is extremely slow. It is Ubuntu 10, Apache, php5.2 I've enabled Multi-Processing Module (MPM) module and configured it as follows: ...