In this chapter we discuss timeouts which can lead to "MySQL server has gone away" and "Lost connection to MySQL server" errors.

Extract here is short, because there are a lot of code quotes which I can not properly format here.

Chapter 9. Misterious vanishing of the server.

Often this looks like:

$php phpconf2009_3.php

string(26) "MySQL server has gone away"



Rest of the chapter is here

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