I've just had an interesting event happen to my server. After 60 days
of great performance with Apache and Mysql - All of a sudden no one
could access any of the databases through the web sites. I checked and
Apache was working fine and Mysql was running and I ran queries from the
command line. Now, some of my scripts connect to the databases with the
name of the server. As soon as I changed the connect scripts to
localhost everything worked great. I'm confused - this happened to me
last year on a different server. Any insight on this. Guess I will
stick to localhost from now on.
This is at a university and I wonder if it was a network related issue
or does Mysql simply forget the server name?