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Error Establishing Database Connection

Hello there, Can someone please help me, I always got this Error Establishing Database Connection on my website and it almost appears every day. I am on 512mb / 20GB disk Plan ( Droplet) and my traffics range is only 500-800 traffics daily. Can someone please tell me how to fix this issue? Almost getting this issue from the beginning I created my website. My website Plugins posted below:

BackUpWordPress Complete Analytics Optimization Suite (CAOS) Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress EasyRecipe Plus Envato Market Facebook Pixel Instant Articles for WP Jetpack by WordPress.com jQuery Pin It Button for Images Pro Nginx Helper Redirection W3 Total Cache Wordfence Security WP Smush WP-Optimize Yoast SEO


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Hi,

You’re getting that error because MySQL is crashing and so WordPress is no longer able to connect to it. MySQL and WordPress, especially with a lot of plugins installed, both require a lot of memory and a 512MB Droplet is not enough to handle those requirements.

I would recommend upgrading to a 1GB Droplet first—we have recently introduced new plans so you will be able to do that without any additional cost. But, you might want to also consider upgrading to a 2GB Droplet to make sure that both programs have some room to breathe.

Additionally, check out this tutorial on setting up Redis Caching. It is a bit old but the same instructions should work, though you might have to replace php5 with php7: