I'm running a dedicated MySQL server on an m1.large EC2 instance, which has 7.5 GB of RAM.
What might be a good number to set my
max_connections value to?
This blog describes a simple method to calculate MySQL connections. Adding link here just to make this page useful. May you have already found an answer.
The answer depends on the expected workload: the expected number of concurrent connections and the expected time of a connection. The default value is set to 100. For a good and dedicated machine, you can increase it to some value like: