MySQL questions

software development

#1

I don’t claim to be an expert on all things MySQL, but I’ll take a crack - maybe Jason or even Jeff will step in and correct me here.

  1. It doesn’t take any (significant amount of) time to propagate, however it does take a little bit to update within our system. There was some talk of allowing multiple databases under one database hostname, but this does limit our flexibility a little. There are some past disccusions on here about this very issue.

  2. This I’m not totally sure, but I think not. You can always try. :>

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A few things are possible here. You might submit a support ticket if you see this a lot - ask them to pass it along to Jason – make sure to include the exact time(s) you’re having the problem. You might be running up against your maximum number of connections (if your site is already taking up a lot of connections, for example).

Is the error consistent / reproducible, or intermittent.


#2

I have a question about users and mySQL at Dreamhost. It seems that each new mySQL database needs a new subdomain and a unique user (a recognized user, not just a name created to use the database). I have a “my crazy domain” account for the art school I teach at (primarily for a research group that needs cgi access, which we do not allow on our internal server). I’d like to be able to test a lot of different CMS scripts for the school but, while I get unlimited mySQL databases, I will quickly run out of unique users (only get 5). Am I understanding this correctly? Is there any way to have one user own a bunch of different databases? I tried, but the set up won’t allow it.


#3

You don’t have to worry about being limited on MySQL users… you can have as many users or databases as you want. The only limits I think that are placed on you is the number of conueries.

Check out the K-base: https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=917


#4

I tried to make it work on a couple domains, but I couldn’t get a MySQL user to have more than one database.

It would be nice, but I guess it’s not that big of a deal.


#5

Thanks for the info. Seems like that should be the way it works. Perhaps I’m just not giving the new user name enough time to be recognized before I try to install scripts? I’m now setting up a database a day before trying to use it.