I'm running Gallery2 embedded within Wordpress as can be seen here:
That page took 11 seconds to load - that is, 11 seconds before the thumbnails even started to show up. Probably took another 10 seconds for all the thumbs to display. I know I can reduce the number of thumbs displaying on the page, but even at 30 images at 3k each, that's only 90-100kb to load.
I've got full acceleration turned on at Gallery - set to expire after 2 days. I'm just figuring out how to do the embedding and stuff, so I am not familiar where the bottleneck would be. Can someone give me some suggestions?
On the Gallery forums, someone suggested running eAccelerator. I downloaded it, but can't figure out how to install it. I am fairly familiar with linux systems having worked in that area for a few years, but I may be a little rusty with Makefiles and the like. Can we install it? Are there any other similar php caching options or otherwise to improve my performance?