1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 18, 2008 4:49 PM by osm

    What server computer?



      What server computer?

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      we're currently running FMS 9 on a G4 with 1.25 GB RAM. FM is the only real application that is running on this server and there are just a few workstations which use this server.

      While running FileMaker we have no problems with speed, it runs quite smoothly.


      But we use the FM PHPAPI to do a sync of data with a mysql-db. And this process takes (in my impression) very long, much longer than doing a same sql-query on mysql for example.

      Is the PHPAPI just not so fast or could this be a problem with the quite old computer which serves as server?

      Does anyone have a recommendation?


      Best Regards,


      jonas bay 

        • 1. Re: What server computer?



          We have FMSA 9 on the exact same equipment, with the maximum amount of RAM allowable, and yes we also experience extreme slowness when loading pages via PHP/XSLT CWP (Custom Web Publishing), especially in comparison to other DB server technologies, such as MySQL.


          We also have a G5 and an Intel Core 2 Duo, also running FMSA 9, and even those too frequently suffer from terrible latency issues when retreiving PHP and XSLT content via CWP. 



          In fact, even with the CPU at minimal usage, and low disk I/O, very frequently FileMaker's own PHP test page will still hang inexplicably!  "What is it waiting for?" we ask.  Obviously this is a very serious issue.


          In our experience, even a multi-machine deployment can suffer from this critical problem.


          A restart of the machine solves the problem, but only for a short while.