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  • Hi all. This whole weekend I’ve been having terrible slowdown when trying to post to my wordpress site, hosted by godaddy. And as of this afternoon, my site is down completely and I can’t even sign on to the dashboard. In both cases, I get the message “Error establishing a database connection.” Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is

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  • Moderator kmessinger


    Contact your host and see if there were any changes over the weekend.

    Try it now, I just came here to look and see if there was an issue. Wasn’t able to ping things that should have had replies, now I can.

    Now site is back up and running, check again to see if your site is back up. My site was mighty slow all weekend as well.

    My website is also down.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Thanks all. Mine is “sort of” back up now. It’s been so bad all weekend. Wonder if it’s all on godaddy. Trying to post to my site since friday has been a trial.

    GoDaddy “had” an outage according to their 3PM update. Now, it’s been edited to say they’re still working on it.

    Anyway, I’m having the same issues as the OP with my WordPress site. There are likely read errors even within their network as WordPress is disabling its own plugins with an “invalid header” error (even tho they’ve been installed and running)!

    If I reactivate, they’ll run anywhere from a couple of hours to only a few seconds before they are deactivated again.

    My site is:

    Response times from around the US range from 6s to 20s for a page load. Several attempts failed completely. Thankfully, it’s not a production site — although I’d planned on using it as one. I’ll look for a new host, I think. Can’t afford the issues!

    Thank you, everyone for the posts.

    The issue mentioned above was resolved, however, if you’re still having any trouble at all, please contact us. You can submit a ticket here: and our support team will review the site.

    I’m sorry for any inconvenience.


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