I’m starting to think that I won’t be able to host my application on Linode at all. Here’s the results of my latest testing:
The abysmal performance on the last run, MySQL on Linode, appears to be because I’ve hit some sort of I/O limiting that they do when people do too much disk I/O (i.e. swap).
I’m going to try the tests again on Linode but with the database hosted somewhere else – either at home or on my Gradwell server. Even if that works, I’m not sure what that will mean about my options.