I am experiencing a very slow ADO and mysqli connection for my production web server. The current software setup is windows 2008 server R2 Standard Edition SP1, Apache 2.4, PHP 5.3.10, MySql 5.5.24, Pear 1.94, Zend Engine version 2.30.
I've profiled the code using XDEBUG and it shows the initial connections taking around 1200ms each (regardless of page being visited), whereas on my local development machine and another test server the connections only takes around 8ms. The code for the website is all in sync through SVN except for the php, pear, mysql, and apache ini and conf files. I've done diffs on these to check for differences and there aren't any. The DB contents are a complete copy as well. Everything for the production server is hosted on the same machine so there aren't any firewall or internet issues.
The first connection profile has the following call stack:
ADOConnecton->Connect ADODB_mysql->_connect php::mysql_connect
The second one:
Usually the slowness in (first) connection depend on DNS resolution. May be:
<li>client to resolve the server name</li>
<li>server to resolve the client name to match an access rule</li>
let the client/server let know the server/client address using the host file: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)
I edited the Mysql my.ini to change the mysql service to only bind to the IPV4 loopback adapter.
[mysqld] ... bind=127.0.0.1
I also changed the \public_html\conf\face.ini to use the IPV4 loopback address instead of local host. (Changed "localhost" to "127.0.0.1")
After that all issues went away. I'm not sure if it is because the machine has a half dozen IP addresses or its trying to decide whether to use IPV6 or IPV4.