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    I got an email today with the following info:

    Database error in vBulletin :

    mysql_connect() [<a href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
    /home/eyobicom/public_html/behindtheboards.com/forums/includes/class_core.php on line 311

    MySQL Error :
    Error Number :
    Request Date : Saturday, December 6th 2008 @ 05:24:40 PM
    Error Date : Saturday, December 6th 2008 @ 05:24:40 PM
    Script : http://www.behindtheboards.com/forum...ayweek&month=6

    The title of my site is BehindTheBoards.com
    The only noticeable difference with the forum is that all the status icons have been changed to the locked icon. I logged in as both a user and admin, and I was able to make and edit post. What should I look out for? This is a small site with very little traffic. Why would someone want to hack this site? When I first started out designing sites someone told me if I built sites, I would get hacked eventually.....and that is was just the nature of the beast. Just be sure to do back-ups. This is my first time getting a site hacked, and I wanted to get any input from you guyz that may help me.
    What should I do first? Should I restore the entire forum?

    FYI
    I do have a back up about a week old.

  • #2
    What makes you think that your site is hacked ?

    The email means that the database server was down at that time.

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    • #3
      Assuming the db info in your config.php file is correct, this is a server issue. Please see this page for the causes of this error:

      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/cantconnect
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