Accelerating Database Access in Vapor: Strategies for Enhancing Speed and Performance
Possible solution to slow database access in Laravel Vapor
As we embarked on the deployment of a Laravel application using Vapor, we encountered an unexpected deviation from the documented process. The network, which was supposed to be automatically created during the initial deployment, failed to materialize. This unforeseen challenge necessitated a manual intervention, requiring us to navigate through the Vapor UI and meticulously configure a new network, specifying both the region and network name.
Then we created a fixed publicly accessible database with minimum configuration (db.t3.micro – 2VCPU 1Gib RAM).
We then proceeded to set up the tables in the database and eagerly deployed the application. However, to our dismay, the application’s performance fell short of our expectations. Despite implementing various optimization techniques within the application, the sluggishness persisted. After delving deeper into the issue, we identified the culprit: the database connection was the bottleneck hindering performance.
Undeterred, we decided to scale up the database from the Vapor UI to a more powerful configuration, db.t3.medium, boasting 2 VCPUs and 4 GB of RAM.
Despite scaling the database to a higher configuration, the database connection remained sluggish. This prompted us to further investigate the issue, leading to a startling discovery: the network hosting the database was located in a different region than the application’s deployment region. To address this geographical discrepancy, we promptly deleted the existing network and established a new one, ensuring its alignment with the application’s region.
This straightforward change yielded immediate and remarkable results. The application’s responsiveness soared, restoring its intended performance. We subsequently scaled down the database configuration to db.t3.medium, maintaining the application’s newfound agility.
This experience underscores the criticality of region selection in Vapor applications. By co-locating the database and application within the same region, you can effectively minimize latency and optimize performance, ensuring a seamless and responsive user experience. Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional quality drives us to seek the most optimal solutions for every challenge we encounter. Our team of experienced Laravel developers possesses a proven track record of keeping pace with technological advancements and adapting to evolving demands.
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