People evaluating Elgg are often very interested in its performance – sometimes to the exclusion of other considerations. What they do not realize is that growing a website so that it has enough traffic to affect site performance is much more difficult than tuning or upgrading a server. Very few Elgg sites require anything more than a single dedicated server (and many never end up requiring a dedicated server).


The most important step for increasing performance of your Elgg website is benchmarking. Without recording performance measures, you cannot tell what the current bottleneck is and you cannot predict the bottlenecks of the future. This knowledge is necessary for addressing performance issues.

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