I have had several database
connection failures that last for about 25-30 minutes. Our web site and Moodle web site have been down at the same time, same day of the week (a fortnight apart). I read the post prior, and several related to this one, but "MySQL
" is a little too hard to grasp as I haven't had enough time in. At both times, I had less than 5 students logged on, (I am sharing hosting though). After checking with the hosting company, they deny any issues with their 99.9% upload
service. They assured me that I will not have as many issues if I move to their semi-dedicated server
@ 75USD/month. I apparently need more MySQL
resources? Eventually, I would like to support about 100-600 students.
My simplistic understanding of the issue points to server maintenance. I am using Moodle 1.5.3, and have not changed anything (that I know of).
Is there a plain language approach/resource to understanding this very complicated issue? Also, if any one has a Moodle friendly hosting company referral it would be great. I am looking at Hostgator.