I have installed MediaWiki on Ubuntu 9.10 and everything seems to be working fine, except that when I download a file it is really slow. It is downloading at <50 bytes / sec, so that it'll take 15+ mins to download a 45 KB file.
The server is on a local gigabit network and the system is responding well to any other call. Web browsing is fine, I can perform admin backup speedily, FTP, SSH, etc.
The server is a VM on the free version of VMware ESXi 4.0.0
I am at a loss as to what it could be. On the odd occasion it downloads fine (small files are almost instantaneous) Any ideas?
PHP 5.2.10-2ubuntu6.4 (apache2handler)
It is happening again.... Downloading uploaded files that are stored in the web root are VERY slow. I have moved other files into the www directory and they download fine. I will see if they download fine the next time the system slows down.
A reboot of the VM guest (Ubuntu) has made it normal again.