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How​ ​to​ ​fix​ ​a​ ​MySQL​ ​Failed​ ​to​ ​Start​ ​error

Tags: , Date/Time: November 8, 2017 @ 9:40 am, by Matt Zelasko

It’s 2 AM, you’re up late working on your website, and you find that your MySQL database has gone offline. You log into your server to troubleshoot, and the following unpleasant error message appears in your SSH terminal: #​ ​service​ ​mysqld​ ​restart Stopping​ ​mysqld:​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ […]

How to Harden the Security of MySQL on your VPS

Tags: , , Date/Time: October 22, 2016 @ 8:29 am, by Jon Biloh

Security is a critical component of any database application. Did you know that a default MySQL installation can leave your database vulnerable to cyber threats? There several different implementations of the SQL database available on Linux and UNIX systems. MySQL and MariaDB are the most popular options for deploying relational databases in server environments. In […]

Reducing MySQL Memory Usage for Low End Boxes

Tags: Date/Time: April 15, 2008 @ 1:46 am, by LowEndAdmin

MySQL is pretty much the de facto database engine for most open source scripts, and it is almost-always installed on hosted servers. However the default MySQL installation on Debian/Ubuntu takes around 25MB RSS on a cold-start. Well, not too bad I guess, unless you are running a tight ship with only 64MB of total memory. […]