Understanding how MySQL handles connections and Troubleshooting MySQL error 1040 – Too many connections! How to interpret “MySQL error 1040 – Too many connections ! ” ?
When a client tries to log into MySQL it may sometimes be rejected and receive an error message saying that there are “too many connections“. This means that the maximum number of clients that may be connected to the server has been reached. Either the client will have to wait for another client to log off, or the administrator will have to increase the maximum number of connections allowed.
Information about connections to a server can be found using the SHOW STATUS statement:
SHOW STATUS LIKE 'max_used_connections';
Prerequisite – Few points to remember before working or troubleshooting MySQL ” Too many connections ! ” error
- MySQL does not have it’s own thread handling mechanism / …