Long Page Load Using Remote Database

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Long Page Load Using Remote Database

Post by ajhalls » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:53 am

A customer asked if I would host their database on one of my servers in the data center, I figured to give it a try. Here is what I did:

In Mysql:

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create database someuser_od;
create user 'someuser'@'%' identified by 'SomeSuperSecurePassword';
grant all on someuser_od\%.* to 'someuser'@'%';   # allows it to create backup databases

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mysql someuser_od <backup.sql 

mysqld.cnf file:

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sql_mode                = NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER
The calendar takes about 6 seconds to load on his computer. He has a 50-70ms ping time from Ohio to the server in Utah. On my computer (also in Utah) I can navigate pretty well, but I have 1-4 second ping times.

I noticed that there are 24 queries that are run when navigating from page to page, which could account for up to almost 2 seconds of lag at 70ms each, but what about the rest? Is the ping time the only issue here, or is there more for me to look at?

I wouldn't mind trying the middle tier, but is it possible to host multiple offices using a single server on middle tier? It wouldn't be economical if each had to have it's own Windows license and deal with the overhead of multiple OS installations.
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Re: Long Page Load Using Remote Database

Post by jordansparks » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 pm

You aren't worried about exposing a MySQL database port to the world? That's too scary for me. That's why we have not optimized for that scenario.
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