Got this error

Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 111

I am currently hosting a site under a subdomain

here is a page accessing the database :


I have seen a lot of posts about this all pointing to one solution

use ssh to alter a file in the mysql server

obviously you can't do that with a remotely hosted site under a hosting company

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  • Then I suggest you contact your hosting provider, or move to another one if they don't help you. – user3914 Sep 11 '09 at 13:58

You call THEIR SUPPORT. Is it so hard not to ask on a random forum without even telling which host it is but to first contacct the people maintaining the server? Just open a ticket with their support.


you much change database connection from to localhost