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Should I put my MySQL database on a separate server?

  • Posted on November 13, 2014
  • varangeAsked by varange

Hi. I currently use a droplet with 2GB of RAM running Ubuntu. It runs fine, but of course MySQL consumes all the RAM it can find. Apache is set to run 12 threads at about 90MB each.

Would it make sense to rather put the DB on a separate droplet in the same datacenter and reduce the size of the web server droplet to 1GB?

Hugh

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OK, here is what I have at the moment.

Since separating the DB and Apache onto two separate droplets, my web server has become a happy chappie. it seldom swaps now, and just runs smooth as silk.

I have added a few virtual hosts to apache since then, the traffic load has increased heaps, and still it runs beautifully.

The DB server hardly ever breaks a sweat.

Love it!

install swap on the droplet and you should be good to go

you should not need a separate droplet just for mysql