Urgent Problem with MySQL Error

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  • JeremyL
    • Apr 2000
    • 51

    Urgent Problem with MySQL Error

    OK I upgraded a few days ago to candidate 3 and other than an attachement issue that was addressed everything seemed to be fine.

    But now out of nowhere I am getting MySQL errors that prevent anyone from seeing my board.

    Check out http://www.wdforums.com
    You will probably get an error that says
    Warning: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (111) in /home/wdforums/public_html/forums/admin/db_mysql.php on line 38

    There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

    You can do any combination of style id's like

    and they will probably give the same error

    But if you go to

    You will notice the domain name change. They are domain parked on top of wdforums.com but for some reason I do not get the errors with them. One person did report the same mysql error when using the spellcheck on the parked domain though but they can still get the main board.

    The email I get about the issue always something like this with only the "Script:" changing
    Database error in vBulletin: Link-ID == false, connect failed
    mysql error:
    mysql error number:
    Date: Friday 18th of May 2001 10:29:00 AM
    Script: /forums/index.php?styleid=1
  • JeremyL
    • Apr 2000
    • 51

    I tried re uploading db_mysql.php again but it didnt work.


    • Mike Sullivan
      Former vBulletin Developer
      • Apr 2000
      • 13327
      • 3.6.x

      95% of the time this means your MySQL server is down. You'll have to wait for it to come back up.

      The other 5% is when the MySQL server is up, but something removed the socket -- to get around that enter in the IP of the MySQL server instead of localhost.


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