View Full Version : Weird error

09-15-2006, 04:57 AM
I am having someone host for me because I don't know a whole lot about databases, but when I got to my site I get this wierd error message, what does it mean?

Warning: mysql_connect(): Too many connections in /srv/www/htdocs/web6/html/board/config/multiforums.config.inc.php on line 10
Unable to connect to database on 'localhost' with user 'web6'
Please check your settings in multiforums.config.inc.php!


09-15-2006, 05:00 AM
I acutally figured it out myself by looking in the Mysql manuel, this it what it said:

A.2.6. Too many connections
If you get a Too many connections error when you try to connect to the mysqld server, this means that all available connections are in use by other clients.

The number of connections allowed is controlled by the max_connections system variable. Its default value is 100. If you need to support more connections, you should restart mysqld with a larger value for this variable.

mysqld actually allows max_connections+1 clients to connect. The extra connection is reserved for use by accounts that have the SUPER privilege. By granting the SUPER privilege to administrators and not to normal users (who should not need it), an administrator can connect to the server and use SHOW PROCESSLIST to diagnose problems even if the maximum number of unprivileged clients are connected. See Section, “SHOW PROCESSLIST Syntax”.

The maximum number of connections MySQL can support depends on the quality of the thread library on a given platform. Linux or Solaris should be able to support 500-1000 simultaneous connections, depending on how much RAM you have and

Sorry for the bother.

09-15-2006, 02:13 PM
No bother Vapor, thanks for coming back and posting the relevant area of the manual. You won't be the only one who runs into this problem. Now we have a solution at hand.