I need my MySQL queries to work much faster, they take around 0.4 second each. Heres my current queries $SQL = "select padid from pads WHERE (keywords like '%$search%' or ProgramName like '%$search%' or English45 like '%$search%') AND RemovemeDate = '2001-01-01 00:00:00' ORDER BY VersionAddDate DESC"; $SQL2 = "select * from pads LEFT JOIN categories ON [url removed, login to view] = [url removed, login to view] WHERE (keywords like '%$search%' or ProgramName like '%$search%' or English45 like '%$search%') AND RemovemeDate = '2001-01-01 00:00:00' ORDER BY VersionAddDate DESC limit $offset,20"; I will give you the full amount of records that I use at the moment for the relevant tables. However, I can't give you all the fields, just the relevant ones. This SHOULD be enough to give you an accurate representation of my database. I have also included my full script file for reference purposes, the output of the script should remain the same. To make things easier I have included a cut down script which just show the data. I've tried creating some indexes but I can't get these to work. I don't want to have to create new tables. I am willing to provide the data during the bidding process. PLEASE NOTE: You should use the keywords table instead of the [url removed, login to view] field. This will be obvious when you see the data. Acceptance will be made once I have run the queries on the live server and the queries run a lot faster than now. Ideally, the query times should be 0.07 or less.
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MySQL, Windows Server