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  • Serious...MySQL Support Question? I'd like as many replies as possible...

    The hosting company i'm using doesn't allow the max connections of their server to be increased. So the errors persist on my board, which makes usage virtually impossible & i can have a maximum of 3simultaneous posters on my board.

    Most of the people that have come to my site have been impressed with the assortment of features i've displayed, since they're so used to InfoPop Boards. But with the errors i'm having, i'm almost forced to go get an InfoPop Board.

    I'm curious, what do most vBulletin customers use to support their boards?
    Do they have their own servers?
    Do certain companies specialize in just hosting MySQL?
    Or is there any other way i can keep my vBulletin board?

    And, if all else fails, is there like a 30day money back gaurantee with vBulletin?

    Responding ASAP would be helpful.


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  • #2
    3 connections?

    Look for another host would be my suggestions. There are plenty of VB forums running on virtual servers out there that can handle moderate traffic, which means much more than 3 connections!
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    • #3
      well finding the right host is a pain in the back side if you ask me..

      i moved from free hosts such as tripod, webjump to paid hosts like cihost (bad bad company) and settled on interland and simplenet for 2 virtual sites and a dedicated server at

      i always do keep an eye on other hosts and my friend uses [url][/url] for over 1 yr now and it's seems to be very fast and never down.

      there highest package has php4/mysql and subdomains for your virtual account...

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      • #4
        3 connections? Jeez! Get your money back on your hosting! :)

        [quote]And, if all else fails, is there like a 30day money back gaurantee with vBulletin?[/quote]Sorry, but it's not physically possible with a script and it's non-compiled, non-limited nature.


        • #5
          I use communitech for a medium0szed board, and CT has been known to be unkind to people who overburden their systems. However, I can have 6-7 people on the boards at once and no problems.

          What host are you using?


          • #6

            the first weeki had my boards open
            i had about 20simultaneous users trying to access my boards daily

            are there any medium to large board admins here?
            and what hosting companies do you use ?
            how much are you paying monthly ?
            how much revenue are you generating from your site?
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            • #7
              oh, and i use digiweb servers
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              • #8
                CT is an ok choice, if you don't go over 20 people at the same time, for a long duration of time. Still though, you can always expect getting shut down for resources [i]abuse[/i], so expect it, but I guess you get what you pay for at $30/month

                Anyway, I'm on a dedicated server myself, pay $300 , and you should be able to afford that, if you're pushing that kind of traffic. -> [url][/url] is my hosting company, but there are plenty of good hosts out there, you just need to do some research.



                • #9
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                  Since the conversion more posts on average are being made. Currently approximately 100 new members are registering every week. There are currently no ads in the forums but the rest of the Network is advertising supported.
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                  • #10
                    The server i am currently using has its mySQL database set to a maximum of 2000 connections per database.

                    Seems ok to me, never had any probs with my vB board.

                    I am starting up my own hosting copmany:


                    plans will start from $12 a month, all include mySQL and PHP.

                    for more info please email me at:

                    [email protected]

                    sorry about the plug!


                    • #11
                      Try changing the mysql_pconnect to mysql_connect in your db_mysql.php it [b]may[/b] help, specially if mysql is running on the same server as your webserver.


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