mysql load, help with ideas related to local cache

Wade Preston Shearer wadeshearer.lists at
Tue Feb 24 17:16:49 MST 2009

On 24 Feb 2009, at 15:51, 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?

How often is the data in the database changing. The answer to that  
makes a difference as to what the best solution will be.

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