PHP And MySQL App To Test Host Performance

Jan 26, 2008

I have the hatchling plan on HostGator. Is there a PHP and MySQL open-source application where I can put up there to test its performance on running PHP and MySql applications? I want to see if there is any performance issue on this host before migrating a large ZenCart app to it.

What are people's experience on HostGator running PHP and MySQL?

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I have a site that runs from a MySQL database. The database isn't big, it has only 16.1 MB on 17 tables with 103,978 records, and all are properly indexed.

My problem is that my MySQL has a particular problem with this database because I'll have to wait around 5-10 minutes to receive the query results.

I've tuned MySQL, I've tuned Apache and in the daily usage i have usually low Load Averages of 0.19 0.22 0.40. My server specs are Intel P4 at 3GHz with HT, 2Gb of RAM (in dual Chanel), 2 Hdd of 250Gb (backup) and 300Gb (main hdd), both with 16 mb cache. I'm running Debian 3.1 with 2.6 kernel and there is no swapping to disk as i had previous on the 2.4 kernel.

I will post my.conf below and maybe you'll give me a suggestion.

# The MySQL database server configuration file.
# You can copy this to one of:
# - "/etc/mysql/my.cnf" to set global options,
# - "/var/lib/mysql/my.cnf" to set server-specific options or
# - "~/.my.cnf" to set user-specific options.
# One can use all long options that the program supports.
# Run program with --help to get a list of available options and with
# --print-defaults to see which it would actually understand and use.
# For explanations see
# [url]

# This will be passed to all mysql clients
# It has been reported that passwords should be enclosed with ticks/quotes
# escpecially if they contain "#" chars...
# Remember to edit /etc/mysql/debian.cnf when changing the socket location.
port= 3306
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

# Here is entries for some specific programs
# The following values assume you have at least 32M ram

# This was formally known as [safe_mysqld]. Both versions are currently parsed.
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
nice= 0

# * Basic Settings
user= mysql
pid-file= /var/run/mysqld/
socket= /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock
port= 3306
basedir= /usr
datadir= /var/lib/mysql
tmpdir= /tmp
language= /usr/share/mysql/english
# For compatibility to other Debian packages that still use
# libmysqlclient10 and libmysqlclient12.
old_passwords= 1
# Instead of skip-networking the default is now to listen only on
# localhost which is more compatible and is not less secure.
# * Fine Tuning
key_buffer= 32M
key_buffer_size= 32M
max_allowed_packet= 16M
myisam_sort_buffer_size = 32M
table_cache= 3072
sort_buffer_size= 4M
read_buffer_size= 4M
read_rnd_buffer_size= 4M
join_buffer_size= 2M
thread_stack= 512K
wait_timeout= 300
max_connection = 60
max_connect_errors= 10
thread_cache_size= 100
long_query_time= 2
max_user_connections= 50
interactive_timeout= 100
connect_timeout= 15
tmp_table_size= 64M
open_files_limit= 3072
max_heap_table_size = 64M
# * Query Cache Configuration
query_cache_limit= 2M
query_cache_size = 64M
query_cache_type = 1
# * Logging and Replication
# Both location gets rotated by the cronjob.
# Be aware that this log type is a performance killer.
#log= /var/log/mysql.log
#log= /var/log/mysql/mysql.log
# Error logging goes to syslog. This is a Debian improvement :)
# Here you can see queries with especially long duration
log-slow-queries= /var/log/mysql/mysql-slow.log
log-queries-not-using-indexes = /var/log/mysql/mysql-index.log
# The following can be used as easy to replay backup logs or for replication.
#server-id= 1
log-bin= /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log
# See /etc/mysql/debian-log-rotate.conf for the number of files kept.
max_binlog_size = 104857600
#binlog-do-db= include_database_name
#binlog-ignore-db= include_database_name
# * BerkeleyDB
# According to an MySQL employee the use of BerkeleyDB is now discouraged
# and support for it will probably cease in the next versions.
# * InnoDB
# InnoDB is enabled by default with a 10MB datafile in /var/lib/mysql/.
# Read the manual for more InnoDB related options. There are many!
# * Security Features
# Read the manual, too, if you want chroot!
# chroot = /var/lib/mysql/
# If you want to enable SSL support (recommended) read the manual or my
# HOWTO in /usr/share/doc/mysql-server/SSL-MINI-HOWTO.txt.gz
# ssl-ca=/etc/mysql/cacert.pem
# ssl-cert=/etc/mysql/server-cert.pem
# ssl-key=/etc/mysql/server-key.pem

max_allowed_packet= 64M

#no-auto-rehash# faster start of mysql but no tab completition

key_buffer= 32M
sort_buffer_size= 32M
read_buffer= 16M
write_buffer= 16M

key_buffer = 32M
sort_buffer_size = 32M
read_buffer = 16M
write_buffer = 16M

I thought that i might need to start rewriting my code in order to be able to fix things but i need at least another opinion from someone who knows more.

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A fairly consistent problem we have however is page load time. Our server's CPU load reported by uptime is usually very low in the 0.05-0.15 range even during peak hours. So we doubt that the CPU is the problem. Additionally I have tried saving a static copy of our index page and uploading it to another part of the server and the load time between the static and dynamically generated page appears to be identical.

It appears as though our server allows at max 1-2 connections a time per IP address, or perhaps even globally, to receive data at one time. If I load our index page which is fairly image intensive it takes quite some time for the page to load in. It appears as though 1-2 images at a time are typically loading and that's about the limit. My ping time to the server is usually 50-60ms which really doesn't seem too bad to me, or perhaps I am wrong. If I hop over to a site like Google News however their front page contains probably 50 images and they seem to all load in a matter of moments and my ping to is actually worse than my ping time to my own server.

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We recently purchased a new server with GoDaddy a few months ago and are preparing to migrate our current server to the new box - however given the worsening problems with load times we are simply considering moving elsewhere if it's not something that can be fixed with a config file or in Plesk.

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Right now i have a busy running forum Running on a Single Xeon 5335 with 4GB of RAM,

single 73GB SCSI 15K. And the site seems running fine most of the time except at peak.

The load sometime goes up to 8 for about 1 hour. So i am looking to upgrade my server.

The next server i am thinking about is

Single C2Q 9300, 8GB of RAM, 1x750GB SATAII as primary drive for for webserver, 1x150GB Raptor 10K to serve MYSQL only.

I wonder if the HDD performance on my current server server with future server be the same of better? Since the future server has better CPU and RAM, the only thing i worry is the HDD performance.

So in short, Single SCSI 15K V.S Combination of SATA + RAPTOR. What do you guy think?

i am using Litespeed as webserver and i also will be using litespeed on future server.

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What is a good host for me to launch this site with? Storage wouldn't need to be too terribly high, at least initially. I'm tempted by MediaTemple's slick marketing, but I've seen on here that some people have had poor sql performance (contrary to what some personal friends have experienced, so I'm torn). I was reading about downtownhost on here, but their load times seemed slow when I hit a couple domains listed on here that are hosted by them.

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I did not put this under the tutorial section because it is not comprehensive enough. Its just a simple rant.

Those of you shopping for a host come to this forum, and are often given the advice to ask for a "test file" to download.

1) Hosts who offer test files will most likely put the file on their fastest server, not the server where your site will actually be hosted.

2) If they have servers in multiple data centers, they will use the one that is the most well-connected, not necessarily the one where your site is going to be.

3) Even if your account is assigned to the same server as the test file, what does your ability to download a static file actually prove? A test file does not show how well a server is going to perform, which is usually the biggest factor in page load times.

4) Barring all the above, and assuming your site is going to consist only of static files, most web site visitors are not all in the same area, so your results may differ from the rest of the people visiting your web site.

A test file can be helpful in rare circumstances, but as a potential customer you would have no way to really know whether your download is a true test of what you can expect, so it is best not to rely on something like that unless you are downloading it from your own hosting account with that host.

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I found 2 vps companies are highly recommanded on this forum, JaguarPC and LiquidWeb.

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I found a few posts saying how good jaguarPc is. and they are not overselling, but those members just signed up this month, and only have 1-3 posts. I cannot really trust those new members.

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