FAQ: Mysql error – Too many connections


This is not a frequent error but can arise in situations if the number of mysql connections exceeds the Mysql max_connections configuration value.

To quote from MySQL site,

If you get a Too many connections error when you try to connect to the mysqld server, this means that all available connections are in use by other clients.

I also faced this situation and tried several solution but to no avail. Finally what worked was the command mentioned below.


Try this only if nothing else works.

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