Moodle system requirements
We're just introducing Moodle as a VLE. Previously we had an unused Uniservity via the LA.
But, the machine seems to require massive amounts of RAM and CPU. We're running it on Vmware v Sphere4, and so far I have changed it from the original 1CPU and 4gb RAM to 4 CPU and 8gb RAM, and now it is running faster, but still not fast enough. The teacher says it can now handle 30 students, but it's not 'fast'.
I have looked through Google relating to Moodle and/or SQL on Vmware, and there's talk based around older versions of Moodle, but nothing about the new version.
It's running on Ubuntu server Lucid.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I should change to make it fast ? Or where I can look to see what may be causing the slowness ? The VM cluster reports it maxing out the CPU, even when it now has 4 CPUs.