Every once in awhile I get email from my web site vBulletin that there is an error on MySQL. Below is the most recent error message. Looks like it might be caused by a hacker to me, what do you think? I've asked the technicians at iPage and they have no clue.

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.12:

Invalid SQL:

            SELECT text, languageid, special
            FROM phrase AS phrase
            LEFT JOIN phrasetype USING (fieldname)
            WHERE phrase.fieldname = 'error'
                AND varname = 'humanverify_image_wronganswer' AND languageid IN (-1, 0, 1);

MySQL Error   : MySQL server has gone away
Error Number  : 2006
Request Date  : Thursday, May 10th 2012 @ 03:11:52 AM
Error Date    : Thursday, May 10th 2012 @ 03:11:54 AM
Script        : <snipped>
Referrer      : <snipped>
IP Address    :
Username      : Steeseebups
Classname     : vB_Database
MySQL Version :

Another error message

Database error in vBulletin :

mysql_connect() [<a href='function.mysql-connect'>function.mysql-connect</a>]: Can't connect to MySQL server on 'stoberwebcom.ipagemysql.com' (4)
/hermes/bosweb/web243/b2436/ipg.stoberwebcom/forums/includes/class_core.php on line 317

MySQL Error   : 
Error Number  : 
Request Date  : Saturday, May 5th 2012 @ 12:41:27 PM
Error Date    : Saturday, May 5th 2012 @ 12:44:13 PM
Script        : <snipped>
Referrer      : 
IP Address    :
Username      : 
Classname     : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 

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Did you ran that query in your db ? If so, what does it return ?

This is a network connectivity problem. Might be that the mysql server on stoberwebcom.ipagemysql.com has to high load to response. That can happen on shared servers by other users and other applications than yours.

Do not expect a reasonable answer from the techicians at iPage... I've not gotten one yet from them.
I've been getting random MySQL outages as well... typically:
Lost connection to MySQL server at 'reading initial communication packet', system error: 110

The problem exists for 10-20 minutes (?) and then disappears as mysteriously as it first appeared.

Usually, the technicians review the problem 2-6hrs after I log it (and long after the issue has resolved itself)... they then promptly close the issue.

One technician tried to explain that they'd cut things off if there were too many queries within a one-hour span. However, I've gotten error messages when there have been no queries at all.

Sigh... I guess you get what you pay for.

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