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Horribls Front Page Error Message!!! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by Capt Underpants, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    When I try and go to www.macrumors.com I get this error message:

    Warning: mysql_connect(): Host '' is blocked because of many connection errors. Unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' in /home/macrumor/public_html/csspvt/cssdbinit.inc on line 8
    Unable to connect to database

    What is causing this????
  2. macrumors 6502a

    My guess is the forums are on different servers or don't use the same database as the front page.

    In anycase it looks like it can't connect to a machine, it's a LAN ip so I couldn't ping it to see if it was actually a machine down.

    Oh well at least the forums are still up :)

    Sites that are down:
  3. macrumors 68000


    Yup, I'm getting it too.
  4. macrumors 68000


    :confused: Not sure what it means, but here it is:

    Attached Files:

  5. macrumors 65816


    I received the error message as well. Navigating directly to the forums seems to work fine.
  6. macrumors regular


    I can't get on macrumors

    I have tried from my 2 macs and the 2 pc's in my house, but everytime I go macrumors.com I get "Warning: mysql_connect(): Host 'xxx.xxx.x.x' is blocked because of many connection errors. Unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' in /home/macrumor/public_html/csspvt/cssdbinit.inc on line 8
    Unable to connect to database" Anyone have any ideal?
  7. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    Not sure, but it happens with me too.
  8. macrumors 68000


    I have 15GB of free bandwidth on my server that I am not using right now, so if they go to a text-only front page like they usually do for big events maybe that could help them out?
  9. macrumors 65816


    I've got the same problem--I think it's a server problem.
  10. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Strange to see the front page crashed while the forums are still running.
  11. macrumors regular


    So I'm not the only one with this problem? I was thinking it was something my connection did that caused my ip to be blocked.
  12. Gee
    macrumors 65816

    I thought that as well ;-) Glad to see it's not just me.
  13. macrumors 68000


    The main page and the forums are hosted on different servers.

    There is also a discussion going on here.

    Mod note: The two threads are now merged.
  14. macrumors G4



    (all i could think of saying really\0
  15. macrumors 6502a

    I've got 64GB. But I don't think that is the problem I think something just crashed. The site load shouldn't have been that high. Normally it's the forums that slashed.
  16. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    The moderators are aware of the trouble. Stay tuned.
  17. macrumors 68030



    Macrumors front page is down. Funny that the forums are still up.

    Anyway, I guess they fix it soon.
  18. Administrator emeritus


    they're on separate servers, so they stay independent of one another.
    We're looking into it...
  19. macrumors member

    not just macrumors

    macbytes is also affected too.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    The page is down, could this mean . . . . updates are here when it goes back on!! Oh, wait, this is macrumors.com, not apple.com. Da**

    glad to see it wasn't just me, had me concerned at first
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Looks like Arn fixed it.

    w00t :D
  22. macrumors 6502

    The server was probably trying to send out too much data too quickly due to WWDC craze.

    I got the error too.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Got the same error message, but now it's working. I was on my PC, so I figured it was just Windows :D. Seriously though, sometimes I just can't navigate anything on the internet on my desktop and then I pull out my PB and everything is fine :confused:.

    Oh well... :rolleyes:

  24. macrumors 68000


    Damn! And we still got 3 days till WWDC, MacRumors will probably be down the whole week.... :(
  25. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    The problem had to do with the article database, not with the number of visitors or views. I, for one, expect MacRumors to manage fine on Monday, using the usual low-bandwidth presentation we've had for past keynote speeches.

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