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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Setting up your database/data storage (Medium)

Database configuration involves lots of variables, from performance to security, and although the default configuration works fine for setting up your server, there are some bits that will need your intervention.

Getting started

Debconf will ask you some questions about databases, such as the root password for MySQL; however, if you are really into tuning, you will need to dive into the configuration files and documentation. Also notice that MySQL users are different (even if identically named) than system users.

You should also have a working knowledge on how your application consumes data, so you can choose the right performance improvement paths. In the appropriate recipes, this book will cover some ...

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