I am in the process of improving the speed of a MySQL remote connection which connects to an external server on the internet.
In order to test the speed of the remote connection – including query execution and the retrieval of results over the network – I used the
Here is how I used the
time command to determine how it took for a remote SQL command to be executed & results received:
time mysql -uroot tsd -A -h myremotesqlserver.com -e "SELECT * FROM orders ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT 5000"
-h defines the host…in my case it was a remote host. I have replaced my remote server hostname with an example one.
-e, followed by an SQL query, executes and retrieves the results for an SQL command.
Here is an example of the results:
real 0m1.251s user 0m0.033s sys 0m0.040s
1.251 seconds is a long time for this particular query, as I know how long it should usually take (< 10ms). I decided to move the server to a local network to reduce network speed/latency issues.