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

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Router limits network performance but its CPU load isn't 100%

I'm using a PC Engines APU device running FreeBSD as a NAT router. The setup is very usual: one WAN connection and one LAN connection. Theoretically, WAN connection is 800/40 Mbit/s and the LAN one ...
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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 benchmark [duplicate]

i hope you can help me. I have got this task to "characterize" and benchmark performance on our new server setup we have at a hosting center. Basically it is 2 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8, 3.00 GHz, ...
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Performance issues with cross-drive NTFS junctions

I have the following setup: Windows 8.1 32-bit Drive 0: system drive, SSD, NTFS, mounted at C:\ Drive 1: data drive, magnetic HDD, NTFS, mounted at C:\Users\Database User\Documents and Z:\ ...
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Docker for web hosting [on hold]

I'm trying to understand the Docker system currently. Would Docker be a good system to use for modular web hosting on a few virtual private servers (and perhaps a few more later on)? I'm thinking ...
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How data flow when SSIS packages are run on a different server than the DB server [on hold]

The scenario is that i have a dedicated SQL SErver 2014 SSIS machine that executes the packages. The database server is a separate machine with SQL Server 2008R2. 1) Running SSIS packages that ...
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How to make `rm` faster on ext3/linux?

I have ext3 filesystem mounted with default options. On it I have some ~ 100GB files. Removal of any of such files takes long time (8 minutes) and causes a lot of io traffic, which increases load on ...
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MySQL on Linux out of memory

OS: Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Release 5.3 (Tikanga) Architecture: Intel Xeon 64Bit MySQL Server 5.5.20 Enterprise Server advanced edition. Application: Liferay. My database size is 200MB. RAM ...
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How can I speed up PowerShell cmdlets that are using the -CimSession parameter?

As the title says, how could someone speed up the execution of this tiny script? Am I using the New-CimSession that right way anyway? $computers = Get-ADComputer -SearchBase ...
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Apache on Win32: Slow Transfers of single, static files in HTTP, fast in HTTPS

I have a weird problem with Apache 2.2.15 on Windows 2000 Server SP4. Basically, I am trying to serve larger static files, images, videos etc. The download seems to be capped at around 550kB/s even ...
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Performance: Generating up to 2000 rows and email deliveries

I guess this belongs here better than in StackOverflow. I have the following scenario: Small database with users ( around 2000 only ) information, they participated in an event last year. This year ...
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Unexplicable extreme slowness on Dell PowerEdge R320, fixed only by cold reboot

At this customer's site, there are two new Dell PowerEdge R320 servers with the following configuration: A single 6-core CPU 16 GB of RAM 2x500 GB SATA disks in a RAID 1 array The O.S. is Windows ...
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How efficient is the tac command on large files

The taccommand (catreversed) can be used to read a file backwards, just like cat reads it rom the beginning. I wonder, how efficient this is. Does it have to read the whole file from the beginning and ...
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htcacheclean doesn't seem to be cleaning the cache

I'm running mod_cache with apache 2 on a fairly high traffic'd site. I've set the htcacheclean to run in demon mode every 10 minutes to keep the cache at 4GB. It's currently at 15GB and doesn't seem ...
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Any benefits of VT-x for 32bit guest on VirtualBox? [on hold]

I am going to be deploying a network of 32bit guest systems using VirtualBox. I will be running one core per VM (but multiple VMs per host), memory usage is low (<512MB per guest). Is there any ...
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Can a pool of memcache daemons be used to share sessions more efficiently?

We are moving from a 1 webserver setup to a two webserver setup and I need to start sharing PHP sessions between the two load balanced machines. We already have memcached installed (and started) and ...
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How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

I'm trying to maximize the NFS/TCP bandwidth between a Linux client and a single NFS server over a 10Gbps link. Although each NFS mount has its own device (major/minor), everything comes down to a ...
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MongoDB hogging IO but it doesn't show in mongotop or mongostat

Iotop says mongod is using a lot of IO (96.32%) for a long while but mongotop and mongostat show a bunch of zeros. How can I better monitor mongodb and find out what's happening?
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Why is cURL slower than wget [migrated]

Test page: https://www.beobank.be/nl/Home.aspx This is the result using wget (or a real browser): # time wget https://www.beobank.be/nl/Home.aspx -O /dev/null --2015-01-26 12:05:46-- ...
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Need advice about network distance & speed

My company has two office locations about 200 meters from switch to switch, and at the moment the network speed between our two networks is really slow. The network is a 100Mb network with 2 ...
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High disk I/O activity in CentOS server

I have about 16 websites in a CentOS dedicated, and I am having some problems on high traffic hours, it seems to be a high disk I/O activity causing a general slowdown. I've installed atop and this ...
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pagefile and disk space monitoring on server 2012

I have had a server crash recently because of the disk space. Here is what I have: a Hyper-V 2012 server with 1 win 2012 image physical disk is 500GB server uses 800GB It was OK for half a year but ...
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Any possible side effect to use APC on shared host? [closed]

I'm using a shared host for a CMS site. This shared host has an option to use "APC". I just tried this option on a test site as it can be enabled just by one click on my account page of the shared ...
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Does APC really improve performance with PHP 5.3+

According to a Linux Adminstrator over at Hostgator: With PHP 5.3 having APC installed is not needed as PHP 5.3 already has improvements that APC does resolve in it. Is that statement actually ...
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Site performance - Akamai

We're facing performance issues in one of our servers which is hosting a website with ~50k users a month. We've been discussing different options to improve the performance and we're currently using ...
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virtual directory make file copy operation extremely slow on UNC Path (IIS 7.5 bug?)

When i create a website/virtual directory pointing to UNC path, its make our file copy extremely slow on the UNC path. 6 seconds for file copy (~13 M) on the UNC path without any virtual ...
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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues

Environment: 1 physical machine 8GB RAM some older Core2Duo CPU 1 HDD Windows Vista 64 bit 1 Virtual Machine 16 GB RAM 2 vCPUs Windows 7 64bit Both machines running MySQL 5.5.28 (64Bit) with ...
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Python libraries slow to load from NFS mount point

Several of our computers are diskless, and they load their Python libraries from an NFS mount point across the network. This means it can take up to three minutes to start up a Python process that ...
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How to determine performance improvement from precompiling ASP.NET site?

I have an ASP.NET (non-MVC) site that is deployed to IIS. I've setup the precompile options (for deploy/publish). Settings are below in the image. I've tried a variation of the settings below and from ...
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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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finding if my linux server is the bottleneck

I have a redhat linux 6.x server being used for writing of backup images by NetBackup before being dedup to tape library. currently, I have at least 20 servers writing to it every time their backup ...
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Horrible PHP/MySQL Query Performance On Ubuntu Server 10.04

I just did a clear install of Ubuntu Server 10.04 with the standard LAMP config.. Then I made a small script to test insert speeds into a table with 3 columns. When I run the script on any of my ...
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SMB claimed to be “slow”

Our company network (which I believe is a windows domain run on server 2008) is painfully slow. A prime example of this is copying files over SMB - listings take minutes, and copying even modestly ...
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Counterintuitive drop in CPU

I am running a memcached service in a linux container pinned to a specific physical core. As expected the CPU increases when the number of requests increase. The requests are sent from a workload ...
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Performance Issue Between SQL and IIS on Seperate Machines

First time OP on serverfault, but an avid user of stackoverflow. We have two high-specification boxes, both running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. On one we have IIS 7.5, the other SQL Server 2008 ...
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Does it make sense to remove NFS from a simple web server?

Does it make sense security- and performance-wise to remove NFS on a simple server which has ~10 Wordpress websites? Or is simply stopping the services enough?
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Would rebooting the server in a schedule be good idea for performance?

I am wondering if rebooting a server in a schedule would be good idea for performance. Let's say we want to reboot the server at 02:00 AM per 2 nights. The server here is Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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Parallel Processing and Disk IO for performance. More cores or more servers?

I have a large analysis job on an AWS EC2 instance (c3.8xlarge) on Ubuntu 12.04. The objective is to load the server at 100% CPU, running as many jobs as memory allows (varying amounts but generally ...
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Strange performance issues on CentOS KVM guests

I have a very basic hypervisor server. It is based on consumer hardware and does have some quirks, so I'm not excluding hardware issues. Guests on this machine have strange performance issues, it ...
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MySQL high CPU usage on small website

I have a small website hosted on a dedicated server (FreeBSD 9.2, MySQL 5.6.1 and php 5.5.5). The problem is that MySQL eats a lot of cpu resources even if the website have a few visitors. The ...
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Multiple websites on multiple servers - seperate mysql or not

I currently have 2 Debian servers (VPS with 4 GB memory) and am hosting a variety of websites of differing importance: some are production sites, while others are demo/staging/test sites. ...
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Server Hardware Configuration For Performance Testing [duplicate]

What is a good server hardware configuration for performance test? How can I understand how much Ram, Cpu and ... I need?
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Linux fixed file size copy from Windows Server 2012 NFS share

Company is in the process of switching from hosting MongoDB on windows server 2012 to hosting on linux(ubuntu 14.04) Current backup and restore strategy involves copying all the data files via ...
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Which CentOS Version Should I Use?

I have some used rackmount servers (Dell R610, HP DL180 G6, HP DL360 G5) that I intend to use for on demand video streaming in a colocation environment. I would like to have them all on the same OS to ...
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BackupExec 12 + RALUS - VERY slow backups

We use Backup Exec 12 and the Remote Agent for Linux/Unix Servers (RALUS) to backup a large RHEL5 system. For various reasons we need to do a daily working set job. These working-set jobs run ...
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Troubleshooting Rails 3 application performance problems

We deployed some apps upgraded to Ruby 1.8.7, Rails 3.1.11 on Dec. 30 (i know, we're in perpetual upgrade mode, targetting Ruby 1.9.x now..). One of the apps' performance has been poor since then, ...
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What does RXTX Factor mean, what is it and how does it affect my server?

In the Rackspace overview for their next gen servers they have a table of flavor options. In the table there is a column called RXTX factor with no explanation. I tried googling, but couldn't find ...
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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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psping to localhost - improve throughput

I'm using following psping command to measure the bandwith throughput for localhost on a physical server psping -4 -b -l 8k -n 20000 localhost:1234 The throughput is around 150MB/s wich isn't all ...
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initial Connection to Mysql is slow [migrated]

My intial connection time from my azure IIS server to my VM having mysql is Connection time: 0.04 However subsequent connection times are well under 0.01 Connection time: 0.01 I dont think this ...