Re: diagnosing sql connections spike
our host is web.com, formerly interland, formerly website pros, formerly hostpro.
i suspect something like a backup routine for the morning outage, but the spikes/outages do appear to occur randomly throughout the day as well. they’re usually quick, but frequent enough to be a regular occurrence. one time we went down for like an hour. i called them and the person on the phone actually saw the problem because they couldn’t log into phpmyadmin either. “oh yes i see this now, no connections available”. they kept me on the phone long enough that the problem went away and then they were like “well it looks like it fixed itself so there’s nothing i can do now”.