Max User Error

Our site received the following error message:

Omeka Database Error
User alplmc5_Omeka already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections.

Confirm that the information in your db.ini file is correct.

Does anyone know how I can resolve this issue? What information in the db.ini file should I be looking for?

Thank You,


This error isn't actually anything to do with db.ini. Omeka outputs that advice whenever there's a problem initially connecting to the database, because usually db.ini is the culprit, but not in this case.

max_user_connections is a MySQL setting that limits the number of simultaneous connections your MySQL user (the one specified in db.ini) can make to the database. Basically, this means that you're bumping up against some limits set by your web host: too many connections are being made at once.

You'll probably have to talk to your host about options for increasing, removing, or getting around that limit if you're still getting that error regularly.