Network latency will be minimized if you're running the two virtual machines in the same virtual system or are at least on the same switch. I am assuming these two machines are not in different locations or trying to connect to each other over the internet. And you obviously know about the memory needing increased.
By the way, the FM 12 PHP API is ***MUCH**** faster than the 11 one, which is something to think about potential upgrades. But there are other things in 12 that are slower.
Thanks for the response. Is there any docs that address the FM 12 PHP API performance increases? Also after 4gig how much more benefit does one get from 8gig and so on. We have streamlined the layouts and updated directly into child tables instead of portals and that has helped significantly. The other option would be I presume to call fm scripts from php t o handle the updating.
I am only aware of personal experience, but was told by someone at Devcon that it had to do wit the Server now being a 64 bit application. Speaking of that, the 4 Gig of 32 bit applications no longer holds FileMaker back and you're able to assign up to half of the machines RAM to FileMaker Server. So, yes, there is a FileMaker benefit to having more than 4 Gigs of RAM now whereas in previous versions, there was no benefit.