Questions about server hardware and software performance, or network performance.

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Page load long stall times. What is this? [closed]

I have been studying the performance of a website I am building, and notice a curious thing that I can't find the answer to: two requests (always the same two) mysteriously have prolonged stalled ...
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Trend Smart Scan server updates thrash the disk

Every 2 hours, Trend Worry Free business updates Smart Scan. This process requires Trend to thrash through 6 gigabytes of data - this causes two issues The file cache, full of LOB data, is lost and ...
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MySQL overloading CPU at 100%+

My site appears to be getting over 1 million visits today, usually about 20,000 and for me it seems to be near-unresponsive. I've done some sleuthing and optimised Apache, fixed a bug with PHP ...
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HDD seq. read performance

I read the specs for one of the latest Hitachi HDD, https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/files/resources/USC10K1800_ds.pdf . It indicates a speed of SAS 12 Gb/s which is 1.5 GB/s. Is it the sequential ...
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Will a large number of used inodes cause a server to run slowly

I have a server that runs a Magento site. After being alerted that the available inodes were almost completely used up I found that the site had been storing session files and was not removing them. ...
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Read Speed 50% Slower Than Expected

have an issue with our internal network that I’ve been trying to troubleshoot for the past two days with no luck, wondering if I can get any answers or ideas that we haven’t thought of yet. We have a ...
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How to check what is causing performance issue

[Edit] This question is different than what is suggested by the moderator, I am trying to find out what could have caused the API to become slow because of the few lines of codes. I am not trying to ...
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Extremely slow when executing multiple individual MySQL queries

I've been noticing a performance issue in one of my servers running Apache/PHP/MySQL. So I decided to investigate and test it against other servers. What did I do? In three different servers, I ...
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Web Application hangs but static pages through Apache work

I am running. . . Redmine, the ruby web application, on Windows Server 2008, reverse proxy'd from Apache. I am also serving static pages through Apache at the same time. DB is on a separate ...
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Linux raid10 on 2 disks

Linux mdadm has some quirks, one of them is building raid10 with only two disks. There are some reports that it's way faster (twice, both in read and write) as RAID1: ...
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Disk IO Performance Difference — Hyper-V / CSV — Guest vs Host

I have two different Hyper-V 2012 R2 environments that use iSCSI to connect to their virtual machine storage. While the environments are different (one is all 10 GB whereas the other is mixed 1 GB / ...
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Logrotation performance

One question about logrotation on a dedicated webserver (64gb RAM) with apache and mysql. In high load hours (2k users online every moment) we are experiencing a strange behaviour. As an example, at ...
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NetBSD web server performance

I am interesting in the difference web server performance between Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD since I have heard that NetBSD and FreeBSD have the good TCP/IP implementation. As the result, I setup VMs ...
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ZFS pool slow sequential read

I have a related question about this problem, but it got too complicated and too big, so I decided I should split up the issue into NFS and local issues. I have also tried asking about this on the ...
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Extreme ZFS slowdowns after several months

I've got a general-purpose server, providing mail, DNS, web, databases, and some other services for a number of users. It's got a Xeon E3-1275 at 3.40 GHz, 16 GB ECC RAM. Running Linux kernel 4.2.3, ...
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Performance setup apache 2.4 with 1gb mariadb database

Hi i have vps with Centos 7 with 4gb of ram and 8cores. I have installed mariadb database and apache 2.4. I want run prestashop on it. But I have database which has 1GB so If I want to show for ...
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Can Bind cache a response packet, instead of reconstructing from cached data?

Is it possible to cache the response packets from Bind instead of reconstructing them everytime from cached data? If not, is there any DNS server software that would do this, or are we getting into ...
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What does “low profile” stand for, connected to hardware?

When it comes to hardware I often read something like "Apple Mac computers, and other lower profile ...." For me it sounds like a better word for low end segment hardware but I am not sure about it. ...
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Google Cloud Long TTFB

Google cloud seems to be having much longer TTFB than they specify in their documentation for cloud storage. You can see from this WPT result that it varies from 500 to 700 MS. The documentation here ...
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Archiving bunch of files in the fastest possible way [closed]

I'm implementing a torrent downloading and archiving system. I want to download a torrent file (which contain several small files) and then archive it. My Disk performance is poor. so i want an ...
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Slow write Performance with HP H240 HBA using internal Storage with Raid 5 SSD's

I am having a HP Proliant DL 160 Gen9 Server with a HP H240 Host Bus Adapter. 6x 1 TB Samsung SSD's configured in a raid 5 directly using the internal storage of the machine. After installing a VM on ...
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SVN over SSL: Many reconnects on commit

The SVN server in our company, which is self setup and hosted on EC2, is pretty slow. The setup is based on Apache and mod_dav_svn. There is also a svnserve running that seems to be used by the CI ...
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LSI MegaRaid 9260-8i low performance in comparison

I was given the task (aka dumped into my lap) to examine low Read/Write performance on a system running Server 2012 R2 /w HyperV role. The system in question: Lenovo RD340 LSI MegaRaid 9260-8i (no ...
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How could iptraf-ng be fixing throttled bandwidth?

I'm facing a somewhat funny problem and need some fresh solution ideas to tackle. I've got two servers, both hosted on Hyper-V. One of them is running IPFire with its red0 interface looking straight ...
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Ubuntu LAMP server busy at peak hours

I'm running a Ubuntu 14 server with LAMP on virtual cloud hosting (CityCloud). The server is usually doing very well with response time<0.5s. However, the problems start at peak hours, mainly ...
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xenserver low disk io performance

I have XenServer 6.2 (updates applied XS62E001, XS62E002, XS62E004, XS62E005, XS62E007, XS62E008, XS62E009, XS62E010, XS62E011, XS62E012, XS62E013, XS62E014, XS62ESP1, XS62ESP1002) running a year in ...
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Does orca rrdtool apply any averaging/fudging of graph values?

I have a plot of data that consists solely of zero and one values. However, the orca plot that results shows intermediate values. I wonder why this is.
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Windows Server 2012 Terminal Server Degrading Performance on User Session

We have a terminal server environment with about 40 users which is experiencing a curious performance issue: when a given user logs in initially, everything functions properly, once a particular user ...
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I do a AB Apache Test and it seems good, But when I load my website I get Errors

I have an online shopping website, I use WordPress, WooCommerce and W3 Total Cache. I do a AB: ab -l -r -n 600 -c 30 -k -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate" And I get the following results: ...
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Performance counter to show real IIS response time

What performance counter should I use to display current average IIS response time? ASP.NET counters correctly show the time spent in ASP.NET, but real latency is much bigger, which is confirmed by ...
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Tuning mdadm RAID 5 performance?

I have a system with dual Intel E5-2620 v3 @ 2.40GHz, 64 GB ram, an LSI 3008 HBA, 8x 1.6 TB Intel S3510 SSDs. I've been playing benchmarking it in different configurations using fio and I've gotten ...
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openvpn bandwidth and ping fluctuations

Good day all I have recently setup an OpenVPN server (which I have done in the past, a few times), this server has a 1 Gbps connection, however using a standard openvpn server/client config, ...
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Bind DNS Recursion Slow

We have just setup a recursive DNS server using the latest stable release of Bind 9.10 We are finding that recursive DNS lookups are quite slow. Anywhere from 1 - 3 seconds. Once the lookup is in ...
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Why does it take tens of seconds to get a shell prompt?

It's a sort of regular occurrence that, after SSHing to a server (or even opening a terminal on my Mac), the login banner prints immediately but it takes ~10 seconds to a minute for the shell prompt ...
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Linux gateway system requirements [duplicate]

I'm the system admin of a small office (6 people). I would like to update our server machine, both software and hardware. We're actually working with a Linux server on an old Pentium Celeron machine, ...
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SQL Server performance

I created a simple website (using C#) that import 70k rows data from a text file to my database but I got this problem: It takes 3 minutes to import 70k rows data to database on my desktop (DELL ...
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Google Compute Engine Poor Multi Core Performance

I am trying to move a simulation from a dedicated i7-4770 machine to Google Compute Engine. The problem being simulated is naturally parallel, with each thread in the simulation executing an ...
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GlusterFS Split Brain issue

I have been facing issues in performance with GlusterFS setup. We took a new build of application live and suddenly all GlusterFS clients and masters also started showing high utilization of CPU. This ...
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Find a load on my Web Server [duplicate]

As requested, I am asking the question here. Is there a way to find a load on my web application server without a load / stress testing? I have deployed my application in the Apache Tomcat server. ...
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Should I use a server to do multiple services [closed]

I want to ask, I want to build a DNS server, mail server, and DHCP server and possibly an SQL server in my office, the client to this server is less than 100. So, if I have a server, say, with RAM 12 ...
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Handling the potential risk of writing random bits to storage during power loss with RAID [closed]

Is it possible for a power failure to cause some part of a machine to write one or more random bits to a storage device? Someone proposed the following idea to address such a risk: create multiple ...
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LSI SAS1068E (aka LSI SAS 3442E-R) bandwidth

Recently I connected LSI SAS 3442E-R and two HP SAS 600GB 10k HDD. My motherboard is AsRock Z97 Extreme6. Disk are configured as JBOD, no raid. Linux lspci shows: 0b:00.0 SCSI storage controller: ...
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CPU is only used 50% on full load on a Windows Server 2012 R2 [closed]

I use Windows Server 2012 R2 on my home server (it's a mini-ITX PC based on an Asrock E350M1/USB3 motherboard, so it's not a strong enterprise server). My problem is that even when I run multiple ...
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The difference in performance of different memory mount in dell poweredge R430

There are 3 servers R430 (S1, S2, S3). All of them have 2 procesors and 8*8GB of ram in slots A1-A4 and B1-B4. There is a need of extending memory. I've read dell recomendations ...
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Is it bad to use swap with SSD when running a server out of memory?

I have DigitalOcean VPS, which has 2GB of memory. I'm soon running or am about to run out of it. How big is the performance hit if I use big swap? DO use SSD has harddrives, and I'm not the one who ...
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Redis parent process smashing disk despite appendfsync = no

We are seeing loads of IO from redis-server despite our save operations being set to occur once every 15 minutes only. The workload is a "full page cache"; we store blobs of compressed HTML. The HTML ...
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Slow file io performance after large network copy on Win7

In a step of our build process we run a tool that generates about 125,000 files. When generation is complete we copy them up to a network share so other systems can copy them down to process further. ...
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Debugging slow server response time [closed]

I'm testing response time of my VPS server: curl -s -w %{time_total}\\n -o /dev/null http://www.example.com The values are typically round 300ms, Google suggests that it should be lower than 200. ...
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Linux: Why does the CPU frequency fluctuate when using the performance governor?

I'm using a Debian 8 amd64 machine for benchmarking. During experimentation, I would like the CPU to operate at a fixed frequency (preferably the maximum possible). This will rule out the CPU clock ...
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Can idle NFS mounts on several clients impact performance

We had a NFS server at work which was working with slight lag. However as more mount points were getting created at several clients(serviced by the same server) we noticed the performance coming to a ...