Has anyone tried installing profiling software on their accounts?
I’m fairly new at running a site on a Linux-box after having run my site on a Win98 or Win2K server for over five years.
At present traffic levels, I’m getting about 70K hits/2K visits per day. I don’t think I have that busy a site, but it isn’t bad for a hobby site.
I turned on the CPU resources reporting when it became available and I’m doing 15-18 CPU minutes pre day, about half the recommended 30-40 per-day that DH wants per user on the shared servers.
Add to that the fact that one of my scripts, when confronted with my archived data takes a surprisingly long time to run, I wanted to see if I could get the script performance profiled so I can try to tweak it where it’d do the most good.
The scripts do a fair amount of disk accessing to determine what is available, so I suspect that’s where the biggest performance hit is occurring.
I don’t recall seeing that DH has anything at hand to do profiling. From the few debuggers I briefly looked at, I’d probably have to install my own instance of PHP on my account to tap. Something I’d rather not do (mainly because I’d be leery about installing my own software on DH’s server - if it was still my own, I’d do it in a blink).
Any thoughts? Recommendations? Pitfalls?