phpMyAdmin slowness [snagglepuss:winnie]

phpMyAdmin has been extremely slow for me [both the DH installs and one I did]. Most requests take ~ 1 to 5 minutes to complete [those being SHOW TABLES and such, nothing SQL intensive]. My apps don’t seem to have the same latency issues.

I know PMA does a lot of meta look ups for schema / table overviews, maybe this is the issue?

My server is snagglepuss:winnie, btw.

how much time does a SELECT take.

My databases seldom take more than .02 sec for an initial browse request via phpMyadmin. Faster in wee hours of morning than during day.

Heavy use by others on your db server sounds like prime candidate.