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How to make your mailserver faster ?

My mailserver was very slow when more than 10 users accessing it simultaneously. It uses squirrelmail as the front-end for webmail. As you know (or maybe don't know :P), squirrelmail is built using php and an administrator can extend its functionality via plugins. There's many good plugins to ease administrator's chore and also for users. php on a good side is a very powerful language but it is suffer when it has to open and execute many files. It has to recompile everytime the file is to be executed. This results in slower response because it has to do the same thing over and over again. But thank god I just found the solution. The solution is simple. Everytime the php file is compiled, the resulting binary is used whenever the file is fetched. This results in faster execution time and faster response. The term for this solution is php accelerator. There's many php accelerator out there but the one that gives large boost performance is eaccelerator formerly know as Tu…