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30 August 2005 @ 12:59 am
Forum down, tech support notified  
For those forum members who have bookmarked my livejournal, yes I went to log in early this morning and noticed that I was getting a my sql error message. I sent an email regarding this to my consultant who handles the technical end of the forum, as I am not quite that geeky and don't really want to be. :)

I'm hoping he is not too busy right now to check into it, when he reads his email tomorrow. I'm not going to call him at this hour.

I will update this post if I find out tomorrow that there will be a delay.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Blessed be--

Tapati

PS Mods, yes I noticed that one too!

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Now it seems I can intermittently get to the main page but not do anything active without getting that message. I don't know if it might be self-correcting, or caused by some server problem, search engines connecting, or what, since I don't know what "too many connections" means in context. So I guess we'll have to be patient until tomorrow. Sorry! I know for some members it is daytime and this must be extra frustrating.

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OK, this is as geeky as I'm going to get for tonight. check this out, it describes what's happening with the "too many connections" message:

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum10/8715.htm



I tried to load the site, but it did take a great deal of time.

Understading connections is very important if you are going to use a database.

Everytime you call a query, your website has to connect. When you are finished with the query, you need to disconnect, otherwise, those connections stay open, waiting for instructions.

A server can only handle so many connections before it just shuts down. And your host might not like that.

Find a good tutorial on mysql and PHP and look up "closing connections"
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(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2005 09:23 am (UTC)
Malicious? Hmm. Yesterday late afternoon I logged on to GR and Mod home from the itnernet room in Radhadesh (Belgium). I logged off, but who knows (I'm saying just in case it proves to be malicious and we start looking for clues). But I have done it before, when I would visit there, and nothing happened to the forum.

M.
Tapatitapati on August 30th, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'd say it should be fine, but you can also clear the cache if you're worried. I doubt anyone would want to figure out your login for a site they know nothing about. Alec is going to research it for me.