I keep getting a "Warning: mysql errors" message


#1

For about a week now my website displays these errors when somebody navigates to it:

Warning: mysql_query(): MySQL server has gone away in /storage/h2/613/637613/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1879
Warning: mysql_query(): Error reading result set’s header in /storage/h2/613/637613/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1879
Warning: mysql_query(): MySQL server has gone away in /storage/h2/613/637613/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 840
Warning: mysql_query(): Error reading result set’s header in /storage/h2/613/637613/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 840

I was told by someone yesterday that this means there is something wrong with my code, but I haven’t changed my code recently. Any help is appreciated.


#2

What is your domain name??


#3

Nelainephotography.com


#4

Can you change your php version to 5.4 or any other suitable for your script from “settings-- general – php version”??
Then try again.


#5

Can you check your wp-config.php contains the correct values for your database.

Grab your username, databasename and password from 000webhost.com > Manage Database

Your host is localhost.


#6

Where do I find my wp-config.php?


#7

I tried changing my php version from 7.1 to 5.4, but it didn’t fix the errors


#8

In public_html on your hosting?


#9

So like i would go into my database? Sorry, I’m not following; I have only ever used the WordPress editor to make changes to my site.


#10

Site appears to be functioning fine?

Has the issue resolved?

If not open public_html in the file manager, open wp-config.php

Now look for all the database values such as

host:
username:
databasename:
password:

Make sure these values match that via 000webhost.com > Manage Database > and the database details listed.

If your site continues to struggle on freehosting due to the WordPress configuration I’d recommend premium for the issues to be resolved.


#11

It does seem to be working now. I tried clearing my cache and that did the trick. It’s strange because I tried doing the same thing last week when it started, but it didn’t work, and others were experiencing the same issues. Glad it’s back up though!


#12