[wp-hackers] Allow Wordpress to use a Slave Database

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Fri Jun 20 16:52:35 GMT 2008

Eric Marden wrote:
>> You could do this without modifying code using mysql_proxy and master 
>> slave env. The problem comes in with replication times (seeing a 
>> record one second then, not another) and all only one master!

Doesn't the proxy then become a single point of failure?

WordPress.com does more than 9 billion queries every month through 
HyperDB -- it works. :)

This is a solved problem. If HyperDB is behind on anything, I'd happily 
accept patches.

Matt Mullenweg
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