[wp-hackers] MySQL database issue

Ian Douglas ian at powerfoundation.org
Tue Aug 30 14:21:40 UTC 2011

Thanks Mike. I appreciate it. Point taken. I should find other lists to post questions about Apache/Nginx/MySQL etc.

best wishes,

On 30 Aug 2011, at 16:12, Mike Little wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 14:47, Ian Douglas <ian at powerfoundation.org> wrote:
>> Hi Mike,
>> In reality, I'm on the graphic design side, not a developer. But I'm on
>> this list because I'm trying to learn more about Wordpress, which I've been
>> playing with for a couple of years. It is true that I've been getting great
>> advice from this list, and it's true that some of it I don't know what to do
>> with. But I get pointers for things to try to explore. I'm trying to learn,
>> but it's true I find the detail difficult sometimes.
> I understand that, but all of your issues sound like OS/Apache/nginx/mysql
> issues not WordPress; especially as the site worked on shared hosting in the
> same configuration.
> Here's a simple thing to check - how many apache threads/processes are
> allowed? I have seen a dedicated server with 8 cores and 8 GB of RAM fall
> over because Apache had too many threads allowed. *Reducing* the number of
> threads stopped the problem.
> The reason I ask, is that on shared hosting that number is most likely
> restricted for you, so your site could never overwhelm Apache. On your VPS,
> you may well be using the default (150 in some installations) which could be
> way too much.
>> Happily, I'm not the primary tech guy for our project. A friend who deals
>> with servers has been helping me on and off. He told me there was corruption
>> in the MySQL database and gave me this output. I just passed it along in my
>> question in case anyone knew anything. But I'll pass your message back to
>> him. I guess he doesn't have too much experience in MySQL.
>> I'm glad to hear it's not an error.
> There might still be an error (especially if Apache threads are dying from
> lack of RAM) Just that that text is not an error message.
> Mike
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