The problem hasn’t gone away, in fact it’s beginning to look like cancer. The message that says “Error establishing a database connection” has been steadily multiplying. Often I can’t even read my own site. Trying to address this problem has gotten in the way of my finishing new articles, including reports on Sabah.
And on top of this, I’m flooded by SPAM mail coming from various static IP addresses in only ONE COUNTRY.
Tweaks to the CMS and scripts haven’t done much so far. Following Alan’s advice I’m troubleshooting it more systematically. Please bear with the inconvenience and the maddening database connection error messages.
I’m weighing other options.
But I’ve decided, database connection error or not, I will simply update.