[pmwiki-users] It can't be that slow.....can it?

Chris Cox ccox at airmail.net
Sun Sep 3 17:51:48 CDT 2006

rolf deenen wrote:
> Hello,
> Recently i installed pmwiki on my trusty home server. It's an old
> Pentium 233 compaq PC, loaded with trustix 2.2. This means: Apache 2.0
> and php 5.0.5 . After installing it I was going through the supplied
> documentation and i noticed it was really slow. I clocked the time
> between clicking the "PmWiki FAQ" and it being actually displayed and
> it took about 10 - 11 seconds .

Mine took a alot longer... but it's just the pagelist lookup
on the FAQ page... other pages load fairly quickly.

> I was wondering? Am i doing something wrong, or what options do i have to
> speed things up a bit. I've read the FAQ and did find a note stating it
> is not the fastest wiki, but it's fast enough. Well, not for me it
> appears. Do other people, perhaps on the same hardware, experience the
> same?

Nothing wrong... PmWiki ran incredibly fast on my 233Mhz machine...
except for the pagelist thing on the FAQ page.  Any reason why
you single out just that ONE page?

Did you notice how fast the other pages load? (less than a second
or so probably?).  Right?

> Thanks in advance,
> Rolf Deenen
> PS. I have run more applications on my server (for example: wordpress,
> jaws, dokuwiki, cowiki) and all had acceptable speed. The hardware
> should be sufficient.
> PPS. I really hope there's a way around this. Apart from the speed
> issue, pmwiki seems to fit me perfect.

Hmmm... it's primarily the FAQ page... it does a search/extract, I
would expect it to be slow (took probably 20 seconds or more on my
box to render the FAQ page).

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