WordPress Database Ping

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“WordPress database error MySQL server has gone away” what does that means?

Sometimes, under certain server configuration and plugins the WordPress website stop function correctly and you keep getting a message that say “MySQL Server Has Gone Away”. Your blog will refuse to show posts links, tags, recent posts, recent comments practically it. Even more, MySQL server has gone away is a generic error meaning that your MySQL server timed out or otherwise closed the connection. You may think to update the MYSQL configuration data, unfortunate there’s really nothing to be done about it, most of the WordPress installs are on shared hosting which means 99% does not have access to that type of configuration.

How this plugin can help me?

Sometimes, under certain server configuration and plugins the wordpress website stop function corectlly and you keep getting a message that say “MySQL Server Has Gone Away”. Your blog will refuse to show posts links, tags, recent posts, recent comments practically it. Even more, MySQL server has gone away is a generic error meaning that your MySQL server timed out or otherwise closed the connection. You may think to update the MYSQL configuration data, unfortunate there’s really nothing to be done about it, most of the wordpress installs are on shared hosting which means 99% does not have access to that type of configuration.

While you can find different solution on the internet on how you can make this fix, most of them are not functional or outdated. Beside that they require so you have change the WordPress core files which means of course on a update you will ned to remake this change. Not to mention the patch might not work for the new core arhitecture.
This plugin just wrap the WordPress Database interface and check before a new interogation if the connection it’s still available or create a new one if it’s closed.