[SOLVED] Frequent MySQL database connection errors on SQL212

Since a few days, many people are reporting frequently getting database connection errors on their websites.

The issue seems to be related to database server sql212.epizy.com. You can see your assigned database server in the control panel.

The error may show up as a generic message like “Error establishing the database connection”, or more specifically as a “1040 Too many connections” error.

We’re currently trying to investigate the issue, but the random nature makes it hard to track down. So any useful details you can provide that may help in identifying and fixing this issue are welcome.

We are aware of the issue and are doing our best to get this resolved as soon as possible.

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now it is okay

502 bad gateway

I have received confirmation from iFastNet that the issue has been identified and that the database server was indeed overloaded. Additional capacity has been added to the server to reduce load and the account allocation system has been updated to give the server some rest for a while.

Most database connection issues should be resolved for now. If you still get the issues, please consider creating a new hosting account and moving your website to it, which will be on a different database server.

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Hi there I am still experiencing issues with this on the sql212.epizy.com server and I cannot create a new account as that is disabled at the moment.
I keep on getting database errors and 502 bad gateway it is impossible to work on my website at the moment.

An Idea that I had maybe for the future you could implement a database migration feature were it would allow users to move their database to another server without having to make a new account.

Thanks for keeping us up to date with the issues.

As the outage communication rules state: always include a website URL.

You say your website is on the server and your website is having issues, so can you please share the URL to that website? We can’t check otherwise.

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Also I don’t know if this would be of any help but when this issue occurs my database is not visible in my console ether.

my website url is: nadora.rf.gd/

Also I don’t know if this would be of any help but when this issue occurs my database is not visible in my console ether.


I keep getting Error establishing a database connection
on my website called freeairdrops.ga

Not that is is related to your problem, but the byet nameservers only go up to four. Please remove “ns5.byet.org” from your nameserver list.

Back on topic, make sure that your database is still visitbe in PHPMyAdmin.

Hello. I am unable to access my website since. Can we have an estimation on when this error will be resolved? If not can I get a tutorial on how I will move my website to another account keeping everything as is including the domain name and security certificate?
I’m guessing it won’t be easy.
This is alot of downtime.

Website: nadora.rf.gd

Thanks for your help and consideration.

I can’t check your site without the password, but it looks like it is working fine. Try clearing your cache.

Hi, yes it is working now but it wont be for long. It does that It comes and goes and sometimes the loading times are 20 seconds plus. I have deactivated the password now if you want to check. How do I clear the cache?


Also when I publish changes it comes up with an error “Looks like something’s gone wrong. Wait a couple seconds, and then try again” but the changes are saved.



I am getting this error -

Tab : ModuleThememanager (508 error)
A server error occurred while loading the tabs: some tabs could not be loaded.
Please try again by refreshing the page.
If you are still encountering this problem, please check your server logs or contact your hosting provider for assistance.

Is this related?
Prior to this I have been unable to save the catalog in Prestashop. The sav button just keeps spinning and does not respond to clicks. I uninstalled then reinstalled and then tryied thirty bees and they all have the same issue. If this outage is the cause please confirm as I have wasted 2 days trying to fix it.

Many thanks

@TedBetts, are you on SQL212 server? Also, what is your username?


Hi and welcome to the forum

Try to enable Debug Mode


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Great idea but the database connection error affects debug code also. :frowning:

Is this issue going to be resolved any time soon? Not a viable service if your site is unavailable most of the time.

What do you mean by that?