Using Rackspace Database as a Service can boost WordPress hosted on unmanaged Servers either internal or external at a low cost simply you are billed for usage. There are few things those points an average user need to know before using Rackspace Database as a Service.
Preface for using Rackspace Database as a Service
In this guide on using Rackspace Database as a Service, it will be taken that, you already know about Database as a Service, how to install WordPress on Rackspace Unmanaged Cloud Server and Cloud Computing in general. For now, using Rackspace Database as a Service is free up to September 4th, 2012 and we are not affiliate of any company. It will not remain free forever, but the cost is just like their unmanaged cloud server – hourly priced. Its taken that, you know how to use CLI.
Steps for Using Rackspace Database as a Service to Boost WordPress
The first point is that, you need not to create a MySQL database as like we wrote in the linked tutorial above. Note that we installed MySQL in one step in the previous tutorial :
yum -y install httpd php mysql mysql-server php-mysql
Basically, for the managed server, Rackspace used kind of the optimized method we described before by by creating 5 servers, in case cloud sites, the main server becomes only FTP server and we got the Cloud Database as a Service along with it. So, now the advantage is becoming, without having Cloud Sites, you can enjoy a kind of less costly method to achieve the exact result.
And for WordPress you can use HyperDB to maximize the scalability. First you need an Rackspace Cloud Account and create the server instances, you can use Pacemaker and Heartbeat for the main server setup. As we have titled it using Rackspace Database as a Service, there is the most important part we will describe – the database part. On your Cloud Control Panel, you will get the option for creating a Database :
If you do not use all the services your panel will be less lengthy. And here are getting the option :
In the next page you will get several options :
Here you must read the details of selecting region :
And the rest for using Rackspace Database as a Service is very easy as it is WordPress and simply pointing your browser to :
Will create the wp-config.php file and in the next screen you can add the details.