I have two identical droplets - both 2 GB / 2 CPUs / 40 GB Disk, nyc3. Both set up with WordPress/Ubuntu 14.04. The first is a production web server that has been up for 6 months or so. The second is a new test server.
I have a 9MB (zipped) phpMyAdmin export of a MySQL table with ~2 million records. I can import this into the first server in about 3 minutes. On the second server the import causes a timeout after ~4,000 records. I set the phpMyAdmin timeout to 0, and the import has been running for at least an hour so far.
What would make these two servers act so differently?
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