On November 28th, 2017 by Terry Caliendo

"Error establishing a database connection" - WordPress XML-RPC Denial of Service Attack Error

Wordpress XML-RPC DoS Attack
Often times after taking over management of a client's website, we'll put the client's website on a sever managed by us, Dedicated Managers, Inc  Last week a client's server started having database issues  When the website was accessed from a public computer, the message "Error establishing a database connection" was returned by the server  It turned out the server was experiencing a DoS (Denial of Service) attack Database Server Down Upon the the first notification of the database failing, which in turn caused the web server to return the failing "Error establishing a database connection" response, a simple restart of the database was successful   In this... Read Full Article »


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