Mysql down fully for DH?

My forums just went down ;( was running pretty slow but heres the error.

mySQL error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query
mySQL error code:
Date: Saturday 19th of March 2005 06:21:14 PM Deals & Coupon Codes. Why Pay Retail?

My site was down for five minutes, but it’s back now. Server maintenance, perhaps?
I don’t work here. I’m just your typical support forum volunteer.