guarez

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Hi, I wanted to ask you a question regarding having a dedicated database server. As an example, hire 2 VPS, one large for whm / cpanel and hosting websites, and another not so large to only have the mariadb database engine.
I understand that cpanel allows to use a remote server as a database engine. Has anyone made that configuration? Do you recommend it?
 

andrew.n

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It is possible yes. This way the database server as it's own dedicated resources while the other VPS can serve the websites. It could be a good option if you have high traffic websites and a very busy server but you need to make sure the 2 servers are in the same DC with good internal connection to avoid data corruption.
 
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Many users have a remote database server to lower the load on the primary web hosting machine when they are busy databases and lots of database activity. It's a great option if that is the case for your hosting situation.