It’s strange what articles on one’s site become “popular.” I wrote Non-technical Guide to Isolating Slow MySQL Queries some time ago when I was an internal system admin at a data center. I wasn’t “customer-facing” but I still got requests from customers who wanted me to look at their MySQL server. Since that wasn’t my primary responsibility, I had to enlist their help to save me time. Hence, I wrote this article to help not-technically-inclined customers through the first few steps.
My webstats have shown this page to be hit more often than I would have expected. Consequently, I felt that I should update it, so I did.