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Offline iplan

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Getting this Database error message
« on: January 03, 2018, 03:31:49 PM »
Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.


Checked w/ server guys... it's not busy ~ and the non-SMF portion of my website is fully functional.

Any idea why I can't connect to the database?  I haven't made any changes ~ and since I can't actually see the forum (from the admin side) ~ I have no idea how to proceed.

link is here:  http://carolinacollegeprep.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php [nofollow]

(I am running 2.0 ~~~~ I think.  Ican't access the forum, so I can't say for certain).


Offline Dudeson

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Re: Getting this Database error message
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 04:47:20 PM »
Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.


Checked w/ server guys... it's not busy ~ and the non-SMF portion of my website is fully functional.

Any idea why I can't connect to the database?  I haven't made any changes ~ and since I can't actually see the forum (from the admin side) ~ I have no idea how to proceed.

link is here:  http://carolinacollegeprep.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php [nofollow]

(I am running 2.0 ~~~~ I think.  Ican't access the forum, so I can't say for certain).

Definitely it is because of the connection between the database. You might want to check the details given in Settings.php, make sure you've given a valid pass, db and user.

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Re: Getting this Database error message
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 09:21:27 PM »
Who is your host?

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Re: Getting this Database error message
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 03:56:11 AM »
Please, let's stay in one topic OK. :)

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