How to tune MySQL server for performance

in Categories MySQL, Tips, Tuning last updated September 29, 2006

MySQL Performance site, published tips about tuning your MySQL server Performance.

From the article:
My favorite question during Interview for people to work as MySQL DBAs or be involved with MySQL Performance in some way is to ask them what should be tuned in MySQL Server straight after installation, assuming it was installed with default settings.

I’m surprised how many people fail to provide any reasonable answer to this question, and how many servers are where in wild which are running with default settings.

Even though you can tune quite a lot of variables in MySQL Servers only few of them are really important for most common workload. After you get these settings right other changes will most commonly offer only incremental performance improvements.

Read more at mysqlperformanceblog

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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  1. A very nice article on tuning MySQL. I was looking for tips to tune the MySQL server on my new VPS and this article was a great help.

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