How to Modify Max User Connections on VPS and Dedicated Servers

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Occasionally, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to allow additional simultaneous connections to your MySQL database server. You may need to add more connections in order to accommodate an increased load from your database server or handle increased web traffic caused by search bots,

By default, all InMotion Hosting servers allow 20 concurrent connections. To change this setting you will need to modify the database configuration file (my.cnf), which can only be accessed using root access on VPS or dedicated servers. In this article, we will outline how to find and modify the my.cnf file to increase the max_user_connections value on VPS and dedicated servers.

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