I'm running 3.2.0.
I recently moved to a Linode server at at $20/month level which gives me 2 CPUs and 4GB of RAM. My previous server was more powerful and I don't recall there ever being a problem with search speed.
However, on the new Linode server, searching for something like "apple" can take around 25 seconds which seems rather ridiculous. Shouldn't a 2 CPU system with 4 GB of RAM be able to perform searches much faster? I don't seem to have performance issues with anything else on the server and other forum performance (besides the slow searches) seems perfectly fine. Other searches are rather quick, like a search for "watermelon", although there were 0 matches on that one.
I've already disabled search for guest accounts to reduce the server load. I'm using "phpBB Native Fulltext" for the "Search backend".
How can I improve the search speed? What should I check? Is there a page with tips on optimizing phpBB searches?
Last edited by JimA
on Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 am, edited 1 time in total.