How to speed up phpBB3

Here are some tips on how to speed up and optimize your phpBB3 board:

  • Upgrade your phpBB3 board whenever there's a new update.
  • Install only MODs that you really need. Uninstall those that you don't need any more.
  • Enable gzip compression.
  • Disable the search function for guests.
  • Reduce the maximum avatar file size or disable avatars altogether.
  • Reduce the maximum file size of attachments. Set image attachments to be displayed as links.
  • Prune old forums that you and your users don't need.
  • Switch from CGI to FastCGI. You can do this from the Pixie control panel.
  • Optimize the MySQL database used by phpBB3 regularly.

For some more details you can also check out the phpBB3 Optimization Tutorial.

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