OK, let's get back to the original question. for a database like mine
(1.5GB), will 4GB or 8GB RAM make any difference performance wise?
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Johan Gant <Johan.Gant@stripped>wrote:
> 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.
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> From: vegivamp@stripped [mailto:vegivamp@stripped] On Behalf Of Johan De
> Sent: 21 April 2010 15:44
> To: shamubro@stripped
> Cc: mysql@stripped
> 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
> > 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.
> > 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
> > do that, can only pick one. Could anyone of you tell me which one is
> > for higher MySQL performance, based on your experience?
> > Thanks.
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