[pmwiki-users] PmWiki scalebility questions (newbie)

Sandy sandy at onebit.ca
Fri Sep 1 12:12:23 CDT 2006

Hsing-Foo Wang wrote:
> Hi Sandy,
> Looks good, and thanks for adding that entry.
> Would it be wise to split 'depends on the server' up into 'sections' e.g.
> - Processor
> - Bandwidth
> - Storage
> - Markup
> - Add ons
> - etc...?

Go for it! I don't have the knowledge. Just a small user who leaves all 
the server stuff to the paid provider, who changes them without my 
knowledge. I'd find that list scary, so make sure it's clearly labeled 
as extra details rather than requirements.

(I liked the "System Requirements" page:
Even I could follow that.)

The main thing is, the PmWiki _core_ is _not_ the bottleneck. If you 
want larger or faster, you have to change other things. And there is 
help available.

 > I understand no 'exact' answers are possible, but maybe a collection
 > of 'best practises' is?

Best practices as for processor speed and memory? Not sure if that can 
be done. I'd prefer an idea that was bounced around earlier, people 
publishing their setups, to give new users an idea of what is possible.

Perhaps a "best practices for large wikis" page? Save folks using a 
feature that they'd have to disable later.

But there are so many different users out there (check out the users 
page, and look at the types of questions and answers on the list) that, 
while there are some similarities, a single "best practices" page might 
be unrealistic. Not that it isn't worth a shot,...


> -HF
> On 8/31/06, Sandy <sandy at onebit.ca> wrote:
>> Hsing-Foo Wang wrote:
>>> Pm,
>>> It certainly helps a lot, your answers answer all my question
>>> sufficiently. I would suggest to catch the below Q&A into a PmWiki.org
>>> FAQ section page. But then again, that's my brain getting about 5Volts
>>> ;-)
>>> -HF
>> Done. At least partly done. Or maybe must started?
>> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Questions
>> Sandy
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