Many companies today make use of a MySQL database as an integral part of their business operations. Yet, these same companies do not utilize a simple, but powerful feature of MySQL: database replication. We see clients avoiding the use of replication all too often, and it's worth understanding that setting up MySQL replication isn't all that complicated.
Even though Cloud Computing has been around for several years, 2013 is shaping up to be the 'Year of the Cloud'.
Are you more likely to take the toll road when you have EZ-Pass or Fast Lane? Are you more likely to splurge on that steak dinner when you've got the plastic credit card to pay with instead of hard-earned cash? Cloud computing is the credit card of the 21st Century - on demand resources, on demand gratification, and worst of all, on demand spending.
The argument for building a custom website has become increasingly hard to make, given the ever-expanding flexibility and functionality of WordPress. Now, for a software company or a company whose product itself is a website with unique functionality, then building a custom website may still be the easier and more cost-effective way to approach the project. For any business which does not fall into that category, WordPress almost certainly saves substantial time and money.
Some of our clients have asked us recently for an overview of our MySQL health check service. I wanted to take some time and summarize the MySQL health check service and some of the steps we take.