Understanding Moodle performance
Web applications in general, and Moodle in particular, have very distinct application layers consisting of an operating system, web server, database server, and an application developed in a programming language. Each layer has its idiosyncrasies when it comes to optimization. We will exclusively focus on the application layer, which is the focus of this book, as shown in the following diagram:
Figure 15.1 – Moodle performance
- Operating system performance: The choice of operating system and configuration will significantly impact how Moodle performs. In principle, Linux or any other Unix derivative performs better than any other operating system. PHP applications, such as Moodle, run significantly slower in a Windows environment than on Linux. Some...