Guys, I'm a software engineer. Here's what I gather is going on with your issues: You are likely having a database overload problem. Because the webserver responded to my request, and thus gave the "error connecting to database error", so this is indicative of a database issue and not a webserver issue, which I think is likely to be a database overload. Might I ask what type of database you are using? There are a few techniques to offset overload if you do not wish to spend more money upgrading hardware to mitigate higher load.