jpen1 wrote:It was running just fine last night. I think it was faster than the old forum was for me but I'm on 5 mb a second cable however. :)
Server side this software is much faster than the older version by quite a bit.
phpBB1.4.x (vanilla) = index.php in ~0.070 seconds
phpBB2.0.0-ish (without template cache) => index.php in ~0.500 seconds
phpBB2.0.5-ish (with template cache) => index.php in ~0.250 seconds
phpBB3.0 CVS (vanilla) => index in ~0.080 seconds
phpBB3.0 CVS (with eAccelerator) => index.php in ~0.016 seconds
Dual Pentium III-S 1.26 GHz, 1.5GiB RAM & 2x 60GB HDDs in RAID1
That's some benchmarking done on it about a year ago by one of the developers for page generation times, I don't have eAccelerator active at the moment either.
Client side it will be much faster as well, With the new server I'm able to turn on gzip which compresses the pages server side before being sent to the user, for example the css file is about 65K without gzip and about 10k with gzip. Won't make any difference if you're on cable but that's like 4 or 5 seconds shaved off if you're on 56k. I couldn't use that on other server.
It's also designed to scale, as more people use it the resources needed to process pages per request decreases. It caches pages, for example suppose you look at someones profile. This page will then be cached as a file. If someone else requests that page it will pull the file out of the cache instead of reprocessing it unless something has been edited by the person who's profile it is. It does this for nearly every page or even for components of page.
I've made some tweaks myself too, this is designed for the masses. I've already cut out about 30k from the base CSS file...