This is probably just my total lack of MySQL expertise, but is it typical to see lots of phantom activity on a MySQL instance via phpMyAdmin?

I have a shared hosting plan through Lithium, and when I log in through the phpMyAdmin console and click on the 'Status' tab, it's showing crazy high numbers for queries. Within an hour of activating my account I had > 1 million queries. At first I thought this was them setting things up, but the number is climbing constantly, averaging > 170/second.

I've got a support ticket in with Lithium, but I thought I'd ask here if this were a MySQL/shared host thing, because I had the same thing happen with a shared hosting plan through Joyent.

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    First Guess: They're showing activity for the entire system. Second Guess: Somebody's trying to hack your db. – jnpcl Dec 30 '10 at 21:26
  • Yeah, the support ticket came back and he said that it's for the whole server. Anyone have any idea how to get stats for just your databases? – LoveMeSomeCode Dec 30 '10 at 23:30

I have shared hosting with the same provider and I see the same thing (currently showing 178 queries per second). I would imagine that jnpcl is correct and the activity shown is for all accounts on the same MySQL server as you.


Anyone have any idea how to get stats for just your databases?

This ticket suggests it is not possible.

  • Yeah, looks like it. But then again, since mysql was acquired I notice they have a commercial edition, so maybe stuff like that will he implemented but not in the free edition. – LoveMeSomeCode Dec 31 '10 at 0:43

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