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Re: [MediaWiki-l] What's the best way to improve performance, with regard to edit rate


What is your caching setup (e.g. $wgMainCacheType and friends)? Caching
probably has more of an effect on read time than save time, but it will
also have an effect on save time, probably a significant one. If its just
one server, apcu (i.e. CACHE_ACCEL) is probably the easiest to setup.

There's a number of factors that can effect page save time. In many cases
it can depend on what the content of your page edits (e.g. If your edits
have lots of embedded images, 404 handling can result in significant

The first step I would suggest would be to do profiling - This will tell you what
part is being slow, and we can give more specific advice based on that