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Database tuning is an expansive topic, and this guide covers only the basics of editing your MySQL configuration. Large MySQL databases can require a considerable amount of memory. 

Navigate to the /opt directory on your server and download the latest version of MySQLTuner.

cd /opt/
wget -O

Run the script using below command


As a result, you should get some something like this:

    General recommendations:
    Run OPTIMIZE TABLE to defragment tables for better performance
    Reduce or eliminate unclosed connections and network issues
    When making adjustments, make tmp_table_size/max_heap_table_size equal
    Reduce your SELECT DISTINCT queries which have no LIMIT clause
    Variables to adjust:
    query_cache_type (=1)
    tmp_table_size (> 16M)
    max_heap_table_size (> 16M)

Once you get the final report and the MySQLTuner recommendations, you can make the changes to your MySQL database server settings. Of course, be careful while making the changes since you may lose some important data from your databases if something is set in a wrong way. If you are not sure about an issue, it is best to contact a MySQL expert in order to get the right answer.

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