Some (many) of you (especially those of you in Asia / Oceania / Africa / Europe) may have noticed repeated and lengthy downtime recently. We received this message from our host:
I apologize for the MySQL downtime this morning. We had another issue
with our MySQL backup server that caused many of our shared and VPS MySQL
servers to become inaccessible.
We identified the issue and have been working to resolve it for the last
few hours. As this is the second time this has happened in as many days,
we are launching a full investigation and will not allow this to happen