We've recently launched our new Gallery and it looks great and on the front end for the users it works pretty quick and loads nicely.
However our probelm is that the backend is becoming almost unusable with huge load times on the the admin and album and upload tabs. And getting timeouts such as this MqSql Server has gone away messages.
I'm running on a Quad Core Linux Server with 8 GB of RAM
Here are some of our settings.
Zenphoto version 18.104.22.168  (Official Build)
Current locale setting: en_US.UTF8
Current gallery theme: Default
PHP version: 5.2.16
Graphics support: PHP GD library bundled (2.0.34 compatible)
PHP memory limit: 128M (Note: Your server might allocate less!)
MySQL version: 5.0.91
Database name: spoilert_images
Table prefix: zp_
Spam filter: none
CAPTCHA generator: zenphoto
9 active plugins:
16 active filters:
1157 Albums (2 not published)
Does anyone have any tips/hints about how to improve performance. Are there any plugins I could disable etc that would help. Any php.ini settings that would improve the backend performance for our Gallery Admin staff?