April 30, 2019
Is your website running slowly? If you’ve had a WordPress site for a few years, it could be the MySQL database—the silent killer of WordPress performance. For many of us, the database is the most intimidating optimization challenge, leaving it to make sites bloated, expensive, and ready to crash under high traffic. But it’s actually not that scary. Using WordPress plugins and phpMyAdmin, we’ll build the skills to diagnose database issues, go over some common problems and weird edge cases, and learn how to safely fix and maintain the database for top performance.