RDS DB Stockholm


I understand I'm currently paying for the Stockholm RDS database. However, my website server is located in San Francisco, resulting in a slow response time (4 seconds). I suspect this might be due to the geographical distance between the server and the database.

Could you help me understand if moving the RDS to California would improve performance? or Do you have any suggestions on what I can do to improve things?

asked 2 months ago166 views
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Moving your RDS database closer to your website server can potentially improve performance, as it can reduce the network latency between the server and the database. Here are some steps you can take to evaluate and improve the performance:

Consider AWS Regions: Check the availability of AWS regions and the latency between regions using the AWS Global Infrastructure page. Consider moving your RDS database to an AWS region closer to your website server in San Francisco. AWS has regions in North America, including Oregon and Northern California, which might offer better latency.

Database Read Replicas: If moving the primary RDS instance is not feasible, consider creating read replicas in a region closer to your website server. Read replicas can help distribute read traffic and improve read performance.

Content Delivery Network (CDN): Implement a CDN like Amazon CloudFront to cache and deliver static content from edge locations closer to your website visitors. This can significantly reduce the latency for static content and improve overall website performance.

By evaluating latency, considering AWS regions, leveraging read replicas, implementing a CDN, optimizing database queries, and continuously monitoring performance, you can improve the overall performance of your website and provide a better user experience for your visitors.

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