I guess this is a DB list, but I strongly disagree with Johan's suggestion to avoid using
Views or Taxonomy. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages in most cases.
From: vegivamp@stripped [mailto:vegivamp@stripped] On Behalf Of Johan De Meersman
Sent: 21 April 2010 15:44
Subject: Re: More CPU or More RAM?
Switch CMSes, you'll be better off. I have the pain of running Drupal, too.
Your DB host is probably good enough, unless you're doing insane amounts of
page views. What you need is Drupal optimisations. Here's just a few:
- drupal keeps both it's sessions and cache in the DB. Change to memcache
- the views module is horrible. Get rid of it and write your own queries
- for pete's sake don't turn on the watchdog module, especially on debug.
That, too goes in your db
- avoid taxonomy - it does evil hiearchical queries
et cetera ad nauseam :-)
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM, shamubro@stripped <shamubro@stripped>wrote:
> I have a 1.5G database which feeds a CMS web application (Drupal).
> Right now I am hosting it with a 1.5G RAM VPS and I feel it is too slow. IO
> and CPU are high. So I am planning to upgrade it to a dedicated serer.
> Here are two choice of my server:
> 1. Intel Pentium G6950 (Dual Core), 2xSATA Drive (no RAID), 8G RAM
> 2. Intel Xeon X3210 (Quad Core), 2XSATA drive (no RAID), 4G RAM.
> I know the best way to do this is to benchmark the two servers, but I can't
> do that, can only pick one. Could anyone of you tell me which one is better
> for higher MySQL performance, based on your experience?
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