Website slow due to remote mysql server using php solution

Last updated on January 24th, 2022 at 09:53 am

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Website slow due to remote mysql server, Now a few of my projects are getting much bigger and the need for having dedicated Database servers are now more appealing than ever.

With MySQL when setting it up I noticed that when trying to access a remote database from an application server, it would takes ages to respond/connect to it.

After searching around the web, I have found what appears to be the solution

It appears to be that the MySQL server lookups hostnames for authentication EVEN IF you are using for example: [email protected] so to speed up remote connections to your remote database servers try adding the following line


To your MySQL configuration file (my.ini/my.cnf) and then be sure to reload (restart) the MySQL database server. The [mysqld] section of the my.cnf file now looks like this:

port = 3306
socket = /tmp/mysql.sock

From Microsoft Windows this can be done from the ‘Services’ window under ‘Administrative tools’ or in Debian/Ubuntu entering this command:

/etc/init.d/mysql restart

The above addition will ONLY work if you are using IP Address for the Database. It usually wont work with hostnames.

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