If you follow my blog or twitter stream you might know I've recently been at Barcelona to attend the PHP Barcelona conference. Conferences are great for exchanging ideas one of the ideas I discussed with Combell's Thijs Feryn: They are a hosting company providing managed MySQL instances to their customers, as such they run multiple MySQL servers and each server serves a few of their customers. Now they have to provide every customer with database credentials, including a host name to connect to. The issue there is that a fixed hostname takes flexibility out of the setup. Say you have db1.example.com and db2.example.com over time you figure out that there are two high load customers on db1 while db2 is mostly idle. …[Read more]
Oh time is flying! - This weekend it is already time for FrOSCon, the Free and
Open source Conference in St. Augustin close to Western Germany's
former capitol Bonn. The conference consists out of a main track
and different side tracks, like the PHP developer room and the
In the PHP developer room I will give an overview over things that happened at MySQL, especially in regards to PHP in recent times. My colleague Ulf Wendel will then go and talk about plugins to mysqlnd - the MySQL native driver for PHP - in detail.
In the OpenSQL Camp track you can find other interesting MySQL related talks which will, unfortunately, not leave you with enough time to watch …[Read more]