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We can't upgrade to PHP 5.4 just like that. We also use eAccelerator so well have to see if that works at all or drop it

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I have used MariaDB and yes It is faster, but it would take a lot of downtime for Neowin to convert to that. and nginx and php fpm makes a massive difference

You are joking right?

MariaDB is a drop in replacement so no it wouldn't be alot of downtime.

PHP 5.4 has a compatible eaccelerator module however most commonly used are pecl-apc or xcache...

Nginx serves static a hell of alot faster, but you lose .htaccess (Not a problem in itself as long as you define the rewrites/etc in your server config)

Apache can run with php-fpm also via I think it was mod_fcgi(d) or something, never bothered looking into it as I prefer Nginx tbh..

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I would suggest litespeed, however there is a little problem and to resolve it would not be pretty and a certain memberbase would be ****ed. so nope to that. PM me to find out why (subs only)

that as well as something else....

So helpful /s

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I mentioned it aged ago, give hiphop a try! You don't need to compile the code anymore, just use the hiphop binary in the directory of the files and see if it works!

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So helpful /s

has to do with a certain type of content not being allowed on litespeed servers.... google it...

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has to do with a certain type of content not being allowed on litespeed servers.... google it...

Regardless of the type of content in question, we're not going to use a piece of software where a third party gets to tell us what we can and can't put on our site.

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Good going then!!! XD yey!

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Cloudflare wouldn't help us with speed. We've tried them before, and they only caused headaches. Every ime we made a change to a css file for example, cloudflare would show the 'site offline' page for a good 5-10 minutes, amongst other issues. From what I can tell, the issue isn't slow database queries either. If you hit post and then half a second later, open the thread again in another tab, you'll see your post there, whilst the initial tab is still loading. Obviously IPB does a lot of additional processing after the post is submitted, and I have no idea what this processing entails, but it's clearly that which is causing the slow processing problem, and when we get time, we will look into that thoroughly.

I've noticed this several times, I usually hit "post" and it keeps "saving reply" for a good 2 minutes or more, BUT I can see my reply went through on the mini-spy. It's really annoying :/

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