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PostPosted: 28-11-2012 13:49    Post subject: phpbb Critical Error - Cannot connect to database Reply with quote

Dear Points if View,

Why, oh why, do I keep on getting this message. It's happening more and more. Is it just me or is it systemwide. Have a word with "them upstairs".

I'm on a Mac using Safari.

Thank you.

Angry from Manchester.

P.S. What's with all the repeats on TV?
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PostPosted: 28-11-2012 14:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get it a lot as well. Using pc, chrome.
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PostPosted: 28-11-2012 15:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get that message once in a while, and I typically see it only once (per day; on those days when I see it at all).

I also use a Mac and Safari.

I haven't seen this message with any increasing frequency lately, but I have noticed an increase in simple 'non-response' (failure to load; stalling after partial loading) with no error message being given.
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PostPosted: 28-11-2012 16:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the error that I couldn't remember when I posted here: http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=40303&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45

I'm on a PC, running Firefox.
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PostPosted: 28-11-2012 20:17    Post subject: Re: phpbb Critical Error - Cannot connect to database Reply with quote

Ringo_ wrote:
Dear Points if View,

Why, oh why, do I keep on getting this message. It's happening more and more. Is it just me or is it systemwide. Have a word with "them upstairs".

Don't worry, it happens to me as well, I have no clue what it's all in aid of, and I am upstairs. Just refresh once or twice and all will be as it should be.

Or should be..
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PostPosted: 29-11-2012 06:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

..anyway, seems it may be a hosting issue. Will see what I can sort out.
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PostPosted: 29-11-2012 13:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much obliged. Let us know how it goes.
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PostPosted: 29-11-2012 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, Stu.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2012 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely the hosting side of things and nothing to do with your individual computers - there are several things that plug together to make the forums work, two biggies being PHP (the scripting language which 'builds' the pages you see) and the database (likely MySQL, which stores the information such as what a post says, who posted it and when, which topic it belongs in, what time that topic was posted, which board it belongs in, etc. etc.)

The error is saying that the PHP side of things wasn't able to talk to the database side of things - the reasons could be numerous, but the intermittent nature suggests that it's a problem related to the database temporarily blocking new connections from PHP due to there being too many open connections already - this would be especially likely if there are other Dennis sites also using the same server for their own databases.
It's also possible that the database is running on a server that isn't up to the job and is low on resources (e.g. RAM or disk space) and the connections are prevented until those resources are freed up by other connections closing.
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PostPosted: 02-12-2012 22:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to say all that.

I was.

Honest..
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PostPosted: 04-01-2013 10:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's become more frequent than normal here.
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PostPosted: 04-01-2013 11:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, getting it a lot today Sad
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PostPosted: 04-01-2013 11:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very annoying.
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PostPosted: 06-01-2013 20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been away most of this week - will chase it up.
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PostPosted: 17-03-2013 15:36    Post subject: Re: phpbb Critical Error - Cannot connect to database Reply with quote

Ringo_ wrote:
Dear Points if View,

Why, oh why, do I keep on getting this message. It's happening more and more. Is it just me or is it systemwide. Have a word with "them upstairs".

I'm on a Mac using Safari.

Thank you.

Angry from Manchester.

P.S. What's with all the repeats on TV?


Hi! I just found a solution maybe this could help, try this one discussion.dreamhost.com/thread-11298.html

regards,
jinx Smile
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