phpBB Critical Error



I know this has happened to people in the past, and it looks like it may be related to MySQL upgrades…

One of my forums is down and all I see is this…

phpBB : Critical Error
Could not connect to the database

I’m wondering if this will go away, or if I should back up the database and upgrade phpBB?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!



I suspect this is a temporary error, the server your database is on it having issues. If it’s not back up soon, you should probably put a message in to support.

Though it doesn’t have anything to do with your error, it’s generally a good idea to keep your software up-to-date. -mainly for security reasons.