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MySQL stops unexpectedly on Ubuntu with LAMP stack

  • Posted December 6, 2013

We are running the standard “LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04” image on several droplets. On most droplets this works really well, but on two instances MySQL keeps stopping unexpectedly. There is very little work load on the servers where this happens. Any good tips on where I can start to look for the root of this problem?

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<b>“… two instances MySQL keeps stopping unexpectedly.”</b> <br> <br>If they happen to be 512 MB droplets, this is actually expected behavior (b/c Apache + MySQL together eat up a lot of resources). The remedy is to add <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-add-swap-on-ubuntu-12-04”>swap</a> and <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-install-and-use-memcache-on-ubuntu-12-04”>memcache</a>; and possibly replacing Apache w/Nginx.