As mentioned in my previous blog post, we had been having site performance problems for a while now. The previous blog post detailed how we solved the performance problems we had at night when our nighty scripts would run, but that was not the final solution. We still had more performance problems that would crop up during the day, and this blog post details the steps we took to finally resolve the problem for good.
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As anyone who developers software for a living knows, MySQL is a popular Open Source, high performance database system that is used by millions of active web sites every day. Our web site has been running on MySQL since the day it went live, and until recently the performance of MySQL has been excellent. However a number of things happened over the last 12 months that caused our web site to have noticeable performance problems, most of which was caused by the growth in the size of the database. So for the last 12 months we have been on the hunt to solve the performance problems.
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