Jose Luis Jose Luis - 2 months ago 13
MySQL Question

User co_p already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections

I have a PHP Code to insert some information from a large text file
in the beginning of the file i have this code:

$host = "localhost";
$username = "user";
$password = "pass";
$db = "dbname";

mysql_connect($host,$username,$password) or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db($db) or die(mysql_error());


$fh = fopen("file.txt", "r");
while ($row = fgets($fh)) {
//// CODE ....
mysql_query("INSERT IGNORE INTO `TABLE` VALUES (NULL, '$ETC', '$ETC', '$ETC')");

but after some iserts i got this error :

Warning: mysql_connect(): User co_p already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections in /home/username/public_html/file.php on line 7
User co_p already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections

any solution for this problem ?

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Answer Source

should be generating an error.

This command should be


Add error reporting to the top of your file(s) while testing right after your opening PHP tag for example <?php error_reporting(E_ALL); ini_set('display_errors', 1); to see if it yields anything.

But I have to ask, why are you connecting to the database and then closing the connection straight after?

After more code added.

As you are actually trying to access the database, you dont want to do a mysql_close(); where you have coded it.

But I have to add:

Every time you use the mysql_ database extension in new code this happens it is deprecated and has been for years and is gone for ever in PHP7. If you are just learning PHP, spend your energies learning the PDO or mysqli database extensions and prepared statements. Start here