Do you cringe in fear waiting to hear "The database is slow!"? Are you unsure how to prevent it from happening, other than to cache the content in the hopes it "solves" the problem for now? Are you afraid of your database, thinking of it as a black box that you have no clue how to handle?
Have no fear! This tutorial will provide you with the essential knowledge needed (with some examples) to optimize your MySQL server settings and tune your queries to make it a purring team member obedient to your will and needs.