MySQL connection

I’m logging errors in a site on dreamhost and recently have been getting quite a few mysql connection errors:

SQLSTATE[HY000] [2013] Lost connection to MySQL server at ‘reading initial communication packet’, system error: 113

Could someone tell me if there’s a way to check logs of mysql connectivity. I was hoping to find information on issues/problems with mysql servers. It could well be me but I can’t see anywhere to check for issues with servers. I know that’s typical of a developer but would be good to discount servers first.

My first post, I think.