What can I do if the MySQL server is slow?

You can diagnose why your MySQL is slow by adding the following to your "my.cnf" template file below [mysqld].

slow-query-log = 1
slow-query-log-file = /applications/mamp/logs/mysql-slow.log
long_query_time = 1

Restart your MySQL server. Access your database. You should now see a log file named “mysql-slow.log” in your “/Applications/MAMP/logs” directory.