Increase performance on MySQL with a SSD and modifying your my.ini or my.cnf file

Always backup your data along with the my.ini or my.cnf file

To add to the performance of a MySQL database, there are many tweaks for the my.ini or my.cnf file.  Two things that you can do is first add a SSD as a secondary drive and then move your temp file to the SSD by adding the following line just below the [mysqld] section –


You must change the letter H to the drive letter of your new SSD drive.   If you have a linux based computer, set the appropriate permissions.

Restart mysql or restart the computer.


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