this is the little hamster that runs Paul's server.. I'm tweaking some settings with apache and mysql to try to increase performance.. but it seems the problem is more with HTML Rendering.. the number of tables and number of images etc are killing it.. just to give you an idea of what we're working on..
1. Tux server for images, all images will be served off there.
2. Better DB design.
I know it can't be the bandwidth.. as the site is on the same network as microsoft.com, and the XP activation boxes.. mucho bandwidth here.
can you guys tell me what is slow ?.. just the page loading ?.. and if so all pages or mostly when you're reading ? or when writing ?.. it could be querying the db for messages is killing it. so we could optimize the select statements etc.
PS: Anyone else here from the US ?