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Re: Moving MySQL to its own host

On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 08:18:23PM -0400, Jonathan Yu wrote:
> There is a lot of overhead for databases because they need to maintain
> ACID compliance; thus they tend to be really disk-intensive. Apache
> and MySQL will both compete for the disk as well as the CPU, which is
> why there are scalability issues for large web sites.
Two things:

 - calling MySQL ACID compliant is a bit of a stretch
 - if Apache is hammering your disk, then you very likely don't have
   enough RAM (unless your website has gargantuan amounts of content
   not in a database with a fairly uniform access pattern)



P.S. Please don't top post.
Roberto C. Sánchez

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