Why does WordPress need MySQL?
A WordPress website consists of two main elements:
- The WordPress files (this includes core installation files and themes, as well as plugins and uploads, which reside in the wp-content directory).
- The MySQL database, where the actual content is stored.
The database also holds most of your site's configuration options.
Whenever WordPress loads a page or a post for a visitor, it will request the content to the database. Without the MySQL database, the visitor wouldn't see any of your content -- so, it's pretty important!
At Performance Foundry we take several steps to ensure the fastest database processing:
- An object cache (faster read operations).
- A MySQL drop-in called Aurora, where possible (several times faster than standard MySQL).
- Database spring cleaning to remove built-up grime.
- A separate, scalable database environment to ensure suitable resources.
How do I add a new user to WordPress?
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