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"General Error"

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Lately I've seen a lot of:

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    SQL ERROR [ mysql4 ]

    Can't connect to MySQL server on 'mysql1203.hostexcellence.com' (4) [2003]

    An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.


This has come up several times when trying to load the forum -- and doesn't seem to make any difference if the "private data" has been cleared or not. Has this been happening with any one else?

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You might try clearing the cache and see if that helps. I haven't seen that error message when I log on.
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Already know the answer to that, jrc ... doesn't make any difference. It shows up even after I've cleared the cache (or clearing 'private data' as Firefox puts it.)

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Hey Judy - I just got a very similar message to the one you posted about.

I'm guessing the host server just gets overwhelmed sometimes. I can't seem to find anything to indicate definitively one way or the other.
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My guess is that it has to do with high traffic and a slow connection. I will get errors connecting to the database myself, but not often enough to be able to figure out why.

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I only use DSL or Broadband. I got the error message twice yesterday at work on a broadband connection.

My guess is the host server is just overtaxed.
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Hmmm. I was getting that message yesterday too. Sounds suspiciously like an overloaded server. Glad that was the limit of the trouble.
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:-k Hmmm ... it could be a busy server, but I'm usually trying to access PWA after 1am EST most days, at the moment. It worried me more because this is the only website of the ones I check that seemed to be having the problem. Wondered if it had to do with the new board setup ....

Thanks for the probable answer, everyone! :)

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You're probably on at the same time as the 'bots. They don't show up as users any more, so you wouldn't have any way of knowing they're on there.
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Wait. My mistake. I'm sharing the board with MSN bots at the moment, so they DO still show up as users.

I wonder where all the traffic is coming from at 1am. Judy, are you still getting the error message?
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Not after I posted the question .... :lol:

Early part of last week was miserable trying to access the forum. One night it was over 45 minutes before it loaded, after innumerable "General Error" messages.

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ConnieS wrote:Wait. My mistake. I'm sharing the board with MSN bots at the moment, so they DO still show up as users.

I wonder where all the traffic is coming from at 1am. Judy, are you still getting the error message?
Bandwidth is a 24 hour issue - probably people from all over the world are on at any given time.
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Yes, its not just our message board. Anyone sharing our server will contribute to the problem.
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