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7 reasons why you get ‘mysql failed to start’ errors and how we fix them

7 reasons why you get ‘mysql failed to start’ errors and how we fix them

[FAIL] Starting MySQL database server: mysqld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . failed

Many a times, you’d have come across this message in your server while trying to restart the database server.

Our Dedicated Server Admins support the server infrastructure of several web hosting companies, and this is a common issue we’ve seen in many Linux servers.

Here, we’ll see the common causes and solutions for ‘Mysql failed to start’ issues.

Click here to protect your web & database services from downtime.


How to clear config cache in Laravel using Artisan

Many Laravel site users come across the dreaded “Whoops, looks like something went wrong.” error message when mirgating or upgrading their site or software.

Laravel error message (more…)

How to fix MySQL high CPU usage

How to fix MySQL high CPU usage

Majority of the web applications are database driven. MySQL is a popular database server for open source applications, but we’ve seen that it can cause performance issues in the long run.

MySQL databases grow in size, and tables fragment over time. This contributes to MySQL load spikes. So, protecting a server from MySQL high CPU issues requires close monitoring and periodic optimization.

How to fix “No space left on device (28)” in Rsync, PHP, MySQL, Magento, WordPress and more

No space left on device (28) is a common error in Linux servers.

As a Server Administration Service provider, we see this error very often in VPSs, Dedicated Servers, AWS cloud instances and more.

It could happen seemingly for no reason at all (like refreshing a website), or when updating data (like backup sync, database changes, etc.). (more…)

Prestashop Error 500 – Top 7 reasons, and how to fix them

“500 Internal Server Error” or plain “Internal Server Error” is common in Prestashop installations.

As a Server Administration Service provider, we’ve seen a wide range of reasons for this error in Nginx servers, Apache, IIS, LiteSpeed and more.

It can range from Memory limits and File permission issues to obscrure Deadlock errors and Cache issues. (more…)

How to resolve IIS “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.” error in hosting servers

In our role as Server support specialists, we resolve and prevent service errors in both Linux and Windows servers. Recently we were contacted by a Windows server owner who was getting “HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable” in his websites.

Upon examining the EventViewer logs, we could see the error “A process serving application pool ‘plesk(default)(4.0)(pool)’ suffered a fatal communication error with the Windows Process Activation Service”. (more…)

CBL blacklist removal – How to kill botnet malware & delist your IP

SpamHaus CBL or Composite Blocking List is a list of IPs that is known to send spam, or is found to have a bot infected website.

Here at Bobcares, we help website and server owners delist blacklisted IPs, and maintain their servers to prevent future infections or blacklisting.

Most CBL blacklist removal requests begin by site owners reporting either a bounced mail or a failed website scan. (more…)

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