Apache, PHP and Firebird Performance Tuning

In the last post I commented that I had a test-bed application, based on ApachePHP and Firebird, and once the problem with the images was solved I could finally start doing the actual performance testing/tuning that I originally wanted to do. 

The only major changes from the last post is that I’ve now upgraded the database engine to the “Firebird v2.5 Alpha 1” that supports SMP, and that the application now contains more base data in the tables.

Installing pear MDB2 Driver for Firebird

This guide was tested on Ubuntu Hardy , I assume that php5-interbase and firebird is already installed

Next you will need to install MDB2 package using pear

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