After suffering through Media Temple GridServer outages, I thought things were normal in the weeks after that. A few days ago, I got a WordPress error saying that it could not connect to MySQL. OK, it happens.
What scares me is when I get MySQL errors inside WordPress.
I tried connecting through the command line MySQL client. It hangs on this database (starbx.com), but succeeds on the other one (the one powering this blog) . It looks like serious trouble.
When editing this post, I got a “Lost connection to MySQL server during query.” I’m pretty sure this happens when people update the database, like posting comments.
I signed up for a Virtual Private Server (VPS) which I have used in the past. The down side here is that httpd and mysql might have load problems with the limited memory. I have hit this problem before with VPS solutions. The up side is that I have full control over what’s happening.
I’ll post an update when the new host is running.