I am running a multi-user WordPress installation at a college/university in Norway. Some groups of students and employees are allowed to create their own WordPress site in this multi-user installation. There are currently 709 sites created.
I am using YD Network-wide Options to make sure some settings are distributed to all blogs. Mainly settings about Directory Authentication Options, and some settings regarding which buttons to show in the editor.
A while back, when there were very few sites created, I seem to remember that updating the settings worked ok.
But now, if I have more than 4-5 settings ticked when I click “Update plugin settings”, the page seems to time out. With less than 4-5 settings ticked, the page updates OK.
So it seems that updating more than 4-5 settings for 709 sites is too much for the system to handle, and I wonder if there are some timeout settings I could increase to overcome this. I have already increased some settings in php.ini in an attempt to fix this issue.. here are my relevant php.ini settings: