The speed increase is astounding

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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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SHS` wrote: I'll have to have a word to see if can get someone to try Apache-bench on various server setups. However, this might be eye opener, with me having had a dig around on archive.org on a now dead phpBB I used to run, and had incarnations running phpBB 1.2.x, 1.4.x, 2.0.x and now testing 3.x (converted from 2.0.x obviously) on exactly the same hardware configuration (Dual Pentium III-S 1.26 GHz, 1.5GiB RAM & 2x 60GB HDDs in RAID1):

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 :mrgreen: 8)

Wow, it's coming in really fast... sweet :)
Nice work dev team!
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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very good, many thanks!!!

if I have only 256 MB of RAM, it also will be about that better speed (allthough the overall sum will be higher) - i mean, is the ratio still the same (ca.)?
With this RAM it would be maybe nearly the same if only one user is active - not if there are more users active at the same time...
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Gumfuzi wrote: very good, many thanks!!!

if I have only 256 MB of RAM, it also will be about that better speed (allthough the overall sum will be higher) - i mean, is the ratio still the same (ca.)?
With this RAM it would be maybe nearly the same if only one user is active - not if there are more users active at the same time...

It will slow down the more users are online because the MySQL server has to work harder, but it's a very small amount per user.
I have a VPS with only 128 MB RAM and it's running really fast even when there are a bunch of people online... except for when the other clients on the VPS decide to hog all the resources.
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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To clear things up; area51.phpbb.com is not running on the same server as http://www.bokt.nl, they aren't even in the same physical location. area51.phpbb.com is on a vserver on the same box that hosts http://www.phpbb.nl and static.bokt.nl though.
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yes i put phpbb2 and phpbb 3 on my server and phpbb3 is faster with loading and doing things :)
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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Haha. None of the tests to-date really matter.

Try running phpBB3 against a phpBB 2.0.22 with all the MODs installed that would be required to even approach the feature list of phpBB3.

Right now you're running a middle-aged man against a runner with a hundred-pound rucksack - and the one under the heavy load is winning by a mile.

That is nothing short of amazing, imho.
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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yeah, but does it say more about how fast phpBB 3.0 is, or how dreadfully slow phpBB 2.0 is/was ;)
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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Is it safe to assume the system requirements for 3.0 will be less than 2.0.x?
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No its not safe to assume anything!!
What do I need to run phpBB 3.0 Beta for testing purposes?

* A webserver or web hosting account running on any major Operating System with support for PHP
* A SQL database system, one of:
o MySQL 3.23 or above (MySQLi supported)
o PostgreSQL 7.3+
o SQLite 2.8.2+
o Firebird 2.0+
o MS SQL Server 2000 or above (directly or via ODBC)
o Oracle
* PHP 4.3.3 or above (supported: 5.0.x & 5.1.x, compatible: 6.0-dev) with support for the database you intend to use.
* These optional presence of the following modules within PHP will provide access to additional features, but they are not required.
o zlib Compression support
o Remote FTP support
o XML support
o Imagemagick support
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Re: The speed increase is astounding

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Thanks, however I meant will it be less taxing on the CPU, DB and RAM?
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