[pmwiki-users] Large ammount of articles... about 50k

Jaime Sempere jokerman44 at hotmail.com
Mon May 23 15:07:29 CDT 2011

Hi Patrick, 

thanks a lot for your personal help. What do you think about the other suggested solution proposed, using SQLite recipe? What approach would you use?

> Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 14:35:24 -0500
> From: pmichaud at pobox.com
> To: jokerman44 at hotmail.com
> CC: pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com
> Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] Large ammount of articles... about 50k
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 06:20:03PM +0000, Jaime Sempere wrote:
> > I have been using PMwiki for a wiki and really like its 
> > simplicity. I was thinking to use for a large amount of 
> > articles (as indicated on the subject of this mail, 
> > about 50.000 articles, and later I hope to increase 
> > the articles until 250.000 or even more). 
> I've had at least one site that had over 250,000 pages
> and supported hundreds of authors, with several dozen
> editing at the same time.  As long as you aren't wanting
> PmWiki to do lots of searches or pagelists of those 
> 250K pages, PmWiki can handle it.
> (If you do need searching capabilities at that scale,
> I recommend an external search engine such as htDig
> or even Google.  At the site I just mentioned, we let
> Google index the site and provide all of our search
> results.)
> The trick is indeed to make sure the pages don't
> end up in the same filesystem directory.  If you have groups,
> it's natural to subdivide by group name; if not, then
> you can use almost any other criteria you wish that can
> be reliably determined from the pagename.  Here's an
> example customization that subdivides based on the 
> first letter of each article's name:
>     $FmtPV['$Name1'] = 'substr($name, 0, 1)';
>     $WikiDir = new PageStore('wiki.d/{$Name1}/{$FullName}');
> The first line creates a $Name1 page variable that returns
> the first letter of a page's name.  The second line sets
> the default page storage ($WikiDir) to be wiki.d with
> the articles subdivided into subdirectories based on the
> first letter of each name.  Thus an article of Main.HomePage
> would end up in wiki.d/H/Main.HomePage .
> If subdividing by first letter isn't enough, it's easy
> to switch to the first two, first three, etc., letters.
> Pm
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