Cannot Access Phpbb Install

I installed Phpbb last week and haven’t been able to access it since. It either takes forever to load or won’t load at all. Most of the time the main website loads fine but it has its moments. The install is

Any help would be wonderful.


during my first visit of /forum/index.php

SQL ERROR [mysqli]
MySQL server has gone away [2006]
An SQL error occurred while fetching this page

I believe it is related to the recent server problem (it’s working for me now)

unfortunately , you can not do any of these because you have no authority

The MySQL server has gone away (error 2006) has two main causes and solutions:

  • Server timed out and closed the connection. To fix, check that wait_timeout mysql variable in your my.cnf configuration file is large enough.

  • You may also need to increase the innodb_log_file_size mysql variable in your my.cnf configuration to for example 128MB or higher.

  • Server dropped an incorrect or too large packet. If mysqld gets a packet that is too large or incorrect, it assumes that something has gone wrong with the client and closes the connection.

  • To fix, you can increase the maximal packet size limit max_allowed_packet in my.cnf file, eg. set max_allowed_packet = 128M, then restart your MySQL server: sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart

Your site works fine for me. All I can say is the servers are being glitchy.