Category: Series

The Series category provides accurate and in-depth information regarding a variety of topics and subjects. Because these subjects tend to be larger and take longer to read and study, we breaking the info into more manageable chunks to ensure it is easily digestible by everyone.

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A Mysql Indexing Logo

Throughout this tutorial, we will cover some of the fundamentals of indexing. As part of the MySQL series, we will introduce capabilities of MySQL indexing and the role it plays in optimizing database performance. Liquid Web recommends consulting with a DBA before making any changes to your production level application.

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Every MySQL backed application can benefit from a finely tuned database server. The Liquid Web Heroic Support team has encountered numerous situations over the years when some minor adjustments have made a world of difference in website and application performance. In this series of articles, we have outlined some of the more common recommendations that have had the largest impact on performance.

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Before we get into the details of Apache tuning, we need to understand what happens when a VPS server or Dedicated server goes unresponsive due to a poorly optimized configuration.

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Preflight Check

  • These instructions are intended for granting a MySQL user permissions on Linux via the command line
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I'll be logged in as root.
Grant Permissions to a MySQL User on Linux via Command Line

Login to MySQL

First we'll log in to the MySQL server from the command line with the following command:

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In this article, we will be reviewing how to connect to your WordPress Optimized Template using SFTP as the connection medium.

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PostgreSQL (pronounced “post-gress-Q-L”) is a household name for open source relational database management systems.

Its object-relational meaning that you’ll be able to use objects, classes in database schemas and the query language.  In this tutorial, we will be demonstrating some essentials like creating, listing and deleting a database.

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Install and Connect to PostgreSQL 10 on Ubuntu 16.04

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PostgreSQL (pronounced “post-gress-Q-L”) is a household name for open source relational database management systems. Its object-relational meaning that you’ll be able to use objects, classes database schemas and in the query language.  In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and connect to your PostgreSQL database on Ubuntu 16.04.

 

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Pre-Flight Check

  • These instructions are intended for selecting a MySQL database on Linux via the command line.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 6.5 server, and I'll be logged in as root.
select a database via the command line

First we'll login to the MySQL server from the command line with the following command:

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Data in a MySQL/MariaDB database is stored in tables. A simple way of thinking about indexes is to imagine an extensive spreadsheet. This type of system is not always conducive to quick searching; that’s where an index becomes essential. If there is no index, then the database engine has to start at row one and browse through all the rows looking for the corresponding values. If this is a small table, then it is no big deal, but in larger tables and applications where there can be tables with millions and even billions of rows, it becomes problematic. As you can imagine, searching through those rows one by one will be time-consuming, even on the latest hardware. The solution is to create an INDEX (or more than one) for your data.

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