mysql load, help with ideas related to local cache

Barry Roberts blr at
Tue Feb 24 15:58:55 MST 2009

On 02/24/2009 03:51 PM, Matt Nelson wrote:
> I have a web page that runs under PHP.  I query a mysql database every 5-10
> seconds, with each meta refresh.  This was fine and worked decent, until
> other people started using it.  Now the connections have grown to a number
> that they need to be handled better.  I was thinking of creating a daemon
> that runs every 5 seconds and then populates a flat file that apache/php
> would read with every refresh thus limiting the load to one connection every
> 5 seconds.
> Does anybody have any better ideas?


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