running roundcube on a different server from imap server

Brady J. Frey brady at
Tue Feb 13 20:41:41 CET 2007

As Michael noted, running local will be faster - however, we've had no 
problem running a heavily used roundcube system on a server outside of 
the mail server's local network and it should not be a huge performance 
issue (because, essentially, this is what a user does with a desktop 
mail client anyhow). If your web server has a good capacity to handle an 
application, you should be just fine, and I don't see one as being a 
huge increase over the other depending on your system.

If you want to gain a very small performance speed, use the IP of the 
mail server rather than it's DNS name if your mail server will allow 
that communication (that's assuming roundcube will accept it and your 
mail server is housing only  your mail) - avoiding the translation of 
DNS to IP will give a performance increase... but again, very small, so 
only if you're really cramming for performance.

Kenn Murrah wrote:
> Greetings.
> Is it generally more efficient to run roundcube on the same server as 
> the email (IMAP) server, or is it better to run from a different server?
> Thanks.
> kenn

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