I've installed drupal on hostmonster and it is incredibly slow. It sometimes takes 45-60 seconds to return a simple view. We only have about 200 node records since it's still in development. The slow query log doesn't have any reports over 1 sec. I don't know if it's my install, or if it's them. I've contacted support and they said the site's being throttled, but I don't know enough about Unix/programing to know if I should hit up IT to install a local server or what.
I have heard about database latency, when we have a seperate DB server. But a lot of people are using them nevertheless.
We can also have a single server with 16 GB or More then that RAM.
Some says dedicated server are always good some says more RAM on same server, I am confused.
Which one would be better? Please suggest.
While searching for how to integrate drupal with a "light" webserver called Hiawatha, I find this comment intriguing:
In one of the comments, Hugo Leisink says that he doesn't recommend drupal because of the "ugly" code.
He says "On a simple page that showed a list of 15 items, Drupal needed more that 400 database queries."
I know drupal does these queries so it can do logging and for other status information, but I think you can disable these logging features.Read more