OJS3 performance: Windows vs *Unix

Greetings to all,

For production purpose I use Ubuntu. But today for developmental reasons installed my site on Windows. I am really surprised how relatively slow OJS works on Windows (from 2 to 3 times slower). Just wondering, is there an explanation for this? Just for note my Ubuntu server is slower, than Windows machine (core i5 first generation vs core i5 third generation, other hard and PHP version are similar).

Hi @Vitaliy,

I can’t comment definitively – I don’t think we’ve done any Windows testing for some time – but if I recall, OJS’s use of file-based caches may cause it to perform more slowly due to filesystem characteristics. However, you’d need to make sure all other things are equal to be sure (for example, that both systems are using an opcode cache of some kind).

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team