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  • Resolved oldbag66


    Hi ive just set up a website using WP, usually i have no problems what so-ever, but this one has already lost databse connection twice in one day, its a Plesk Apache server and this is the message i get when going to the home page (or any other):

    Error establishing a database connection

    any ideas?


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  • further clues to help advise me are that, ive recently upgraded from 2.7.1 to 2.8, one of the signed ADMIN USERS reckon its happens when they try to add a post etc

    “Error establishing a database connection” can mean several things.

    If this error comes up intermittently, rather than all the time, it is possible that the DB server is overloaded, so it cannot accept any new incoming connections until one of the existing connections closes.

    If this error comes up persistently in response to a certain action (such as an attempt to create a new post), it may be a permissions issue (the DB user whose credentials WP uses is not allowed to write into a specific DB table).

    thanks, the db server needed a total restart im monitering it over the next few days

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