A majority of 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 fragment over time. This contributes to MySQL load spikes. So, protecting a server from MySQL high CPU issues requires close monitoring and periodic optimization.
In our role as Server management specialists for web hosting companies, server health monitoring and maintenance is a routine activity we perform in our customers’ servers.
A common issue we notice during server monitoring is the server load intermittently going high, usually caused by Apache high CPU usage. As Apache is a commonly used web server, we give it top priority in our support services. (more…)
MySQL is the most popular database used in web applications. It is supported by all hosting providers, is easy to administer, and free. However, MySQL servers often face high server load due to high disk IOWait. (more…)