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I'm getting 'Connection Problems' nearly everyday...

Started by sipko, February 26, 2006, 12:40:03 PM

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"Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later."

Is this a host problem as I read in other posts? If so do you know of a host I could use where I wouldn't get this problem repeatedly. If it's not a host problem, or may not be a host problem, what can I do to remedy it?

Thanks for any suggestions to this problem that I fear could cost me the loss of many forum members.


Have you contacted your host and asked about the MySQL database server?  If there are connection issues, it may be server-related.
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Yeah, and they said they had put mods in to prevent it, but I still get the problem and got the nobody email that the database couldn't connect before my forum went down. I'm trying to figure out the cause of this and what I can do; e.g. do I need a new web host?


In a word yes to your last question. That would help a great deal.



olti i think you missed         check Settings.php file and make sure about db username and password :P
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I am having this problem also, GoDaddy says its in the SMF script. they checked my server and say it is running perfectly and they can find no reason on their end why this is happenening.
The problem is getting worse.
It began about 3 months ago, the site is very slow.
I need help! How can I find the problem and fix the script?
I have updated to the last SMF just as requested, switched to a dedicated IP, and regularly clear dead posts out of my data base, what else can I do.
I saw some one posted about being sure the passwords are the same between site and data base and that is our set up.
One gal got this error for 10 minutes straight last night!
help please!
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