internal error

I’m trying to set up an imageboard type thing, but i keep getting
'Internal Error

Message: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1203] User already has more than ‘max_user_connections’ active connections

Query: SELECT name, value FROM config

Version: 2.6.2 (on 7.0.19) ’
it works sometimes; but then often it goes to this error. is there anything i can do about it?

url is, if that’s at all helpful

User already has more than ‘max_user_connections’ active connections

The message is pretty self explanatory: there are too many connections to the database active at the same time.

There are two explanations I can think of:

  • The website gets a lot of traffic which means many scripts are executing and interacting with the database.
  • The software opens many database connections at the same time for no reason (I don’t think it’s possible to execute multiple database queries at the same time), so this is a bug in the software.