This post is part of ‘Speed up Moodle’, a 4 post series showing ways to optimize a Moodle server. Moodle is a database driven application, and the faster the database, the faster your Moodle installation will be. In the second post, I show you a simple way to increase your Moodle database performance, focusing on MySQL. Do keep in mind that fine tuning a database is a vast topic, and entire books have been dedicated to it. In this post, I only focus on the part that will likely show the most improvement.