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  • Resolved thephoenix


    I just recently setup my WordPress 1.5.2 system on an hosted environment (Network Solutions) and everything is working fine. But for whatever reason, and time to time, me or any user of my blog will receive the Error establishing a database connection error. Just by hitting F5 (refresh) then it’s usually ok (but quite annoying). I checked through the support section, but couldn’t find anything on this error other than the initial setup problems… Anyone has any idea?


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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    That’s a hosting issue. Keep a check on it, send emails to the Support Desk and if it becomes too frequent, jump ship to another host.

    I agree that the problem might be on the hosting side, but I see a bunch of users in this forum using Network Solutions without this particular problem. Why could my space be stuck with this issue?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Could be the server you are on ?
    It’s certainly not a wp code issue though – those 4 bits of info you give at install time are enough and it should work consistently.

    Thanks podz,

    I’ll bug the tech support and will post back the results.

    I had a similar issue and my ISP divined that the source was another site on the same, shared server running “unauthorized” scripts. The ISP made the other site “behave” and the issue went away. Hope this helps.

    I was getting regular network errors on my site (hosted by Dreamhost) awhile ago.

    I reported the errors to Dreamhost and after a bit of to and fro they decided to change me to a different server. No more network errors. No wiser as to the cause of the problem but at least it’s not a problem anymore.

    So basically contact your host. Help them by documenting your errors and taking screenshots (just in case they don’t believe you!).


    thanks for your tips… Was it the database or the website that needed to be relocated?

    I’ve finally found the problem with the site. Someone from my hosting provider escalated the issue and resolved the problem. Now it’s up and running, and very fast!

    Thanks all for the help

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