How are you fetching the data?
Do you have indexes on the key fields used in queries?
Are you doing the work in SQL or sorting /rearranging a lot of arrays?

There are many possibilities for slowness, but you have to tell us what 
you're doing.

Regards - Miles Thompson

At 11:53 AM 2/15/2002 +0100, Arthur CARANTA wrote:
>Hi everyone.
>I have a big problem with my billing software.
>I have coded it using PHP and MySQL as the database.
>Everything seems ok, but when I do accesses to my DB, it is very slow !
>For example, I am able to download the csv file for a specified account
>(that is not the problem).
>If I download a dumb file generated by random text by PHP, the transfer rate
>(on my LAN) is fast 50Kb/s (for example). But if this file is generated by
>PHP from data collected in MySQL (which base is on the same PC than PHP
>webserver) then the transfer rate is less than 3.5Kb/s!!!
>I don't know what to do ... The consequence of that is that the PHP programs
>are stopped because of script timeout.
>Anyone has an idea to save me ?
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