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Avinash D' Silva, Category_Programming & Design, database, Database Scaling, FreiChat, Joshua Farrell, Multi-Server Setup, MYSQL, NoSQL, Performance, scaling, servers, slave servers, Table Fragmentation -

Have you every tried to think, what will I do when my website or forum will get a hundred fold more visitors than I currently have? I myself never had planned such a thing, but it did happen to one of our clients who used our chatting solution FreiChat. Caching was not at all an option as messages had to reach in real time, so the only option was to increase the hardware infrastructure. So we decided to take the next logical step, i.e., to introduce a new database configured as “slave” to the “master” database. This is because a...

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