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Offline histechs

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Connection Problems
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:23:58 PM »
Recently i hosted my site:lagosteachersforum.com
But its displaying:
'Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.'
Pls help me out
Thanks

Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 10:28:21 PM »
Did you change anything?  May be a server problem, contact your host support.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 11:47:39 PM »
I have removed your duplicate topic in Chit Chat. Please stay in one topic, makes it easier for everyone.

Most commonly database connection issues are problems on the host side, if your forum was working ok before, and you didn't change anything.
You can use repair_settings to make sure your DB login info is correct, and if they are then contact your host.
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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 04:52:30 AM »
If you are on shared hosting then you will probably need to upgrade. Forums require a lot of resources and are not meant to be on shared accounts.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 05:06:46 AM »
Forums require a lot of resources and are not meant to be on shared accounts.

if you are not using an oversold host a lot of forums are just fine on shared hosting.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 05:12:47 AM »
That depends on the forum. Why even roll dice with your hosting. There is no real way to tell when a host is oversold other than seeing the problems. Why wait for the problems to happen - take measures to prevent rather than cure. Of course, that is my philosophy... others rather bump and go.

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Re: Connection Problems
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 06:05:11 AM »
there are many ways to see if a host is oversold, most commonly they have unlimited in what they sell, which unlimited anything does not exist.