Gallery 2 high CPU usage

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#1

I run a site with a gallery over Dreamhost. I picked out the service because the space and bandwidth requirements are very generous and more than meet my needs. However, I got an alert about using too much CPU time, and definitely want to get that throttled down before I become persona non grata. So, I figured I’d ask for suggestions from people that may have dealt with this before.

I’m entirely certain that the usage is from the Gallery 2 installation; I get approximately 6800 pages served a day, mostly from that. Last night, I cranked the guest user on Gallery down to partial acceleration, and if tonight’s log doesn’t show a large enough improvement, I can crank it down to full.

Beyond that, though, I’m pretty much at a loss. Are there any other tips and tweaks anybody can suggest to me to help throttle down how greedy Gallery is for CPU time? Is Gallery 1.5 more processor-friendly than 2? Any and all suggestions are welcome.


#2

Hey darkwulf, can you post your domain here or send me a private message with it, so that I can track down your support history and take a look at your install? thanks!


#3

PM was sent yesterday; hope you got it.
Got the log back after a day of having the Guest user tuned to full acceleration, and it’s had no impact at all. I’m running out of ideas, here.


#4

I had this problem with another image gallery program (4images, I believe and even Coppermine gave me problems). i eventually scrapped anything php/MySQL related to my image gallery and went to an HTML based gallery.

Which basically means, i create everything myself and upload. A big pain the arse, but it beats getting reminders from dreamhost about CPU usage.

Hope you find some solution.


#5

Hope this isn’t way off topic, just tryin’ to help. Have you tried Pixelpost? Thanks to someone on the forum mentioning it recently, I gave it a try, and it seems so less bloated than Gallery. Might get you out of those tedious manual uploads and page edits.

~Chell


#6

do you have place where we can see a demo. for me, the gallery would have to have main page/Category/Sub-Category/possibly sub-sub catergory options and would be able to handle a significantly large gallery. Not just a 1,000 pics, but upwards of 30K+


#7

Pixelpost is pretty simple, which makes it easy to install and easy to integrate with your site. The out-of-the box download just enables you to create categories, but not sub-categories. Perhaps there is an addon that would enable this, haven’t looked. I also cannot find a demo on their site, so no demo of the admin area, but it’s so simple to set up that I wasn’t bothered by this. You can take a peek at my own “shoebox,” but a trip to the Pixelpost forum will reveal much better demonstrations of the visitor experience. And they’re very helpful.

~Chell