Chris Corbyn wrote:
Our hangs are a collective issue between long page requests, MyISAM tables (I know I know... we're converting some to InnoDB when we get time to pull the forum offline) and crappy software (we have to limit our max apache connections to a lower than ideal number because phpBB3 will not even perform a single "Post a Reply" request with under 8MB of memory, and it won't do anything with UTF-8 with less than 16MB memory). Mayhaps once we have InnoDB so table level locking stops we may see a big improvement.
If this is the case why upgrade in the first place, surely performance is the most important factor considering the level of traffic and therefore database requests this site makes and i see no worthwhile improvement over PHPBB2 really, although i havent really looked into this forum package in a good few years. Devnet has been down for me for the last 5/6 hours, when visiting the site the screen was competely blank and the request would never finish.
Seems like PHPBB3 has serious performance issues?