Hi, Ive recently set up a versioned SS install on my local development machine. Im running XAMPP 1.7.3
Because multiple devs will be working on the project, I have set up a remote database on our MediaTemple dv server, allowing remote access as per this article - http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/264/Setting+up+external+MySQL+connections
We currently dont have the domain name registered, so in SS _config.php I am accessing the host using xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:3306
I have also used apaches virtual hosts to allow for access to this project using a "http://projectName.local" alias on my development machine.
This is all installed, SS is running, and I can view pages, login to admin etc... so, everything is sweet as for a smooth, multi-developer, versioned project... EXCEPT
For some reason, loading a page, or logging in to admin, or even loading a page to edit in the admin interface, takes FOREVER. At least 30 seconds per page refresh. Why on earth is this happening? Localhost SS sites that access a database on the same localhost server run fine, and if I open the mysql command line interface and do SELECT's on the external database its super responsive, but for some reason SS takes ridiculous amounts of time to connect to the database.
I have tried setting skip-name-resolve in the my.ini, didnt help. I hope I have provided enough information in this post for someone to recognise a potential source of the sluggishness.