[wp-hackers] WordPress and MySQL Proxy

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Fri Oct 3 00:25:39 GMT 2008

That said, you could probably get better performance from using MySQL 
Proxy, since it a binary and not PHP. It would be interesting to see 
whether that is the case. In theory, MySQL Proxy should be faster or at 
least no slower. You might benefit more if you had a lot of MySQL servers.

Barry Abrahamson wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Peter Westwood wrote:
>> wp.com used Hyper-DB from what I recall.
>> http://codex.wordpress.org/HyperDB
> Yes, we are using HyperDB on WP.com and quite a few other large MU 
> installs are using it as well with great success.  Since all of the 
> failover is in the code, you don't have to worry about setting up, 
> maintaining, and scaling another piece of the puzzle (MySQL Proxy for 
> example).
> Barry
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