I noticed we had quite a bit of spare RAM on our server. And since we have a few huge tables, I figured the DB might benefit from some more ‘breathing room’ to work on large result sets. I made a change and the load seems to have dropped a bit. Can you tell the difference?
The site is faster now
The site has the same speed
The site is slower now
PS: Together with the ‘thumbnails’ plugin author I have identified another factor that slows us down quite a bit. Blender Artists will be sponsoring an update for this plugin to add caching, this will be worked on next month.
I can only open 5-8 tabs (it’s a variable amount) before I get the message “Slow down, too Many Requests from this IP Address”. Doesn’t having more RAM only increase the volume of data that can be processed & doesn’t RAM have nothing to do with the speed? Isn’t speed more of a CPU processor speed & # of cores thing? Personally, I have no problem with the speed of BA, but I wish I could open more tabs when looking at cool art in the gallery. It seems like more RAM might possibly be able to solve that problem. Honestly, it’s not a big enough problem to stress over though. The site is good as is.