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Databases have the potential to grow very large, particularly on sites that receive a lot of traffic or have a large amount of content. In such cases, periodic database optimization may help improve web site performance.

30 Jun, 21 by linda Y 4 min Read

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Databases have the potential to grow very large, particularly on sites that receive a lot of traffic or have a large amount of content. In such cases, periodic database optimization may help improve website performance.

Luckily, if you are using phpMyAdmin, there are tools built-in that allow you to optimize and repair a database within a few simple clicks. Today we will be showing you how database optimization and repair work in WordPress.

 

A database is a collection of information that is organized in tables and is stored electronically on a server or a normal computer. There are many different types of databases, however, there is one clear preference among most users: relational databases.

Data within a relational database is organized within sets of tables that are made up of rows and columns. Even with all the new types of databases appearing recently, a relational database is still the most efficient way to access structured information. The majority of databases use SQL, or structured query language, for writing and retrieving data.

 

If you are running a business, especially if it an online one, you probably have noticed how unbelievably quickly large amounts of data pile up. In order to sort through it efficiently and keep all your systems running smoothly, database optimization is no longer an option but a must.

With the help of database optimization, you can easily identify bottlenecks, better tune queries, and target inefficient processes. Now, let us get into how to optimize a MySQL database with phpMyAdmin.

 

To optimize a MySQL database, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to cPanel.

Step 2: In the Databases section of the cPanel home screen, click on phpMyAdmin. The phpMyAdmin administration page will appear in a new window.

Step 3: In the left pane, click on the name of the database that you want to optimize. For example, the following image shows the example_wordpress database selected

Step 4: In the right panel, select the corresponding checkboxes for the tables within the database that you wish to optimize.

Step 5: In the 'With selected' list box, select 'Optimize table'.

Now, phpMyAdmin will inform you whether or not the optimization process was successful.

 

Databases can become corrupted for any number of reasons, from software defects to hardware issues. If this occurs, you can try to repair database tables using phpMyAdmin. To repair MySQL database tables, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to cPanel.

Step 2: In the Databases section of the cPanel home screen, click on phpMyAdmin. The phpMyAdmin administration page will appear in a new window.

Step 3: In the left pane, click on the name of the database that you wish to work on. For example, the following image shows the example_wordpress database selected:

Step 4: On the right side, select the checkboxes corresponding to the tables within the database that need to be repaired.

Step 5: In the 'With selected' list box, select 'Repair table'.

Now, phpMyAdmin will inform you whether or not the repair process is successful.

 

We hope that his article has helped you expand your knowledge about databases, relational databases, and database optimization. Using the simple tutorials outlined in this blog, you should have your WordPress databases optimized and repaired within only a few minutes. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comment section below.

linda Y

My name is Linda, I have Master degree in Information Technology Engineering. I have some experiences in working with Windows and Linux VPS and I have been working for 2 years on Virtualization and Hosting.