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I host my websites on a server that has some problems with MySQL. Looking at PHPMyAdmin statistics tab, I see these stats:

PHPMyAdmin stats

It shows that 99.68% connections have beed aborted. I googled a little bit about it, but I can't figure out what it really means. What is the reason for this and how can it be fixed?

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An aborted connection is one that:

  • didn't call mysql_close
  • timed out
  • had some real error

I'm guessing from the very high rate that you're creating connections to the database but not closing them when you're finished with them.

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Thanks. Do you know whether PHPMyAdmin reports Aborted Connections only or Aborted Clients (which are listed on the page you wrote about) as well? – Milan Babuškov May 12 '10 at 21:13

The most common reason for an aborted connection is bad coding. Programs open the connection but don't close it when they're done. Just sloppy programming.

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