[wp-hackers] HyperDB - worth the trouble?

Baki Goxhaj banago at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:42:39 UTC 2012

That cool! And a little embarrassing. I could just have check the tables

Thanks guys - my questions are answered.


Baki Goxhaj
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On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Brian Layman <wp-hackers at thecodecave.com>wrote:

> On 3/8/2012 2:26 PM, Baki Goxhaj wrote:
>> The good news is in almost all cases WP Multisite already splits sites
>>> across tables
>> That would be cool then, but is this really the case? Otto? :)
> Sure! Every site gets their own set of tables by default.  Posts would
> stored in a table with the blog ID as part of the name.  So you'd have
> things like: wp_2_posts or maybe wp_23_posts
> In my opinion, the long and short of it is that you should only move to a
> more complex configuration when you have outgrown your current
> configuration.  Don't anticipate.  Otherwise you are adding complexity (and
> possibly expense) when there is no need.
> Only add HyperDB if you know you are being slowed down by the database and
> can't do anything more with caching.   Add extra read servers only when you
> see your current server configuration maxed out and basic upgrades to the
> machine is not going to be cost effective.  Only add sharding when adding
> more machines is no longer cost effective.  Jumping ahead of the game and
> say going straight to a hyperdb configuration sharded across regions,
> because you know your site is going to be popular, would add only
> complexity and distract you from the things you need to do to keep your
> site popular - and it could even slow your site down.
> Start with memcache and a php accelerator like APC and something like
> w3tc.  Then when needed a separate DB server and then when needed hyperdb
> with a r/w master and a read slave. And read up about php-fpm and nginx
> along the way.
> Brian Layman
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