Majority web applications are database driven. MySQL is a popular database server for open source applications, but we’ve seen that it can cause performance issues in the long run.
MySQL databases grow in size, and tables get fragmented over time. This contributes to MySQL load spikes. So, protecting a server from MySQL high CPU issues requires close monitoring and periodic optimization.
A slow website does more harm to your business than good. Not only would customers abandon it, they may also share negative reviews with others.
We’ve seen scenarios where a single website slows down the entire server. In our server administration services, we often get requests to speed up websites.
In our role as Outsourced server support specialists for web hosts, we manage servers with various services such as web, database, mail, control panels, FTP, etc.
MySQL is the most commonly used database server in Linux hosting and handling the databases and resolving the errors associated with it, is a common task that we perform. (more…)
[FAIL] Starting MySQL database server: mysqld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . failed
Many a times, you’d have come across this message in your server while trying to restart the database server. Web hosts can go into a panic mode when the database server stops working, as the customers would start complaining.
In our role as Outsourced hosting support specialists for web hosts, database server errors are a commonly encountered issue. Here, we’ll see the causes and solutions for ‘Mysql failed to start’ scenarios.
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Anything from a deteriorated hardware to a poorly configured service can affect the MySQL server performance. Over time and traffic, the database-drive applications often tend to slow down.
To get the maximum performance out of your MySQL server, it is not just enough that you add some more RAM or upgrade your server hardware. (more…)
Many websites run applications that are database driven. Fetching the data from relevant databases and delivering the contents dynamically to a web page, is what most of these applications do.
As the data content or traffic increases, we’ve seen that these applications tend to get slow over time. In our role as Outsourced Tech Support for web hosting companies, we speed up MySQL server for our customers who are web hosts.
Many websites run database-driven applications, and a single missing entry in these tables can lead to website downtime. Database corruption is an alarming scenario for webhosts, who end up spending time and effort repairing and restoring their customer databases.
At Bobcares, our staff resolve such scenarios everyday in their role as Outsourced Support Engineers for web hosting providers. And we’ve learned that its better to stay pro-active and prevent a DB corruption, than fire-fighting a website downtime.
WordPress themes give a personality to your website, based on the business you host. Modifying the look and feel of your WordPress site is often required for website owners.
At the same time, you can’t help worrying if a theme change would end up breaking your site. Some themes may not be compatible with your site, causing the site to be slow or end up with broken links.
WordPress is the most commonly used CMS for websites, and ensuring its security is a crucial aspect. Password resets are commonly required in WordPress sites when you forget the admin password or due to security reasons.
While WordPress provide options to easily reset admin password from the Dashboard, there maybe situations where you need to do it from the back-end. (more…)
Password protecting websites and software is vital to ensure that unauthorized users or hackers do not steal or mess up with the confidential data in your site, but only authorized users can access it.
But during certain scenarios such as security updates, account locks or hacks, losing or forgetting the password, etc., even the valid users may be unable to access their accounts with the available login credentials.
In such instances, password resets are inevitable for website software. If your website runs Joomla software, you can change the admin password in different ways, depending on the level of server access you have. (more…)