27th of April Site Downtime

Hi All,

Well there is not much to say on tikalk.com's downtime except we have encountered another configuration issue which has been forced upon us by our hosting provider.


After talking to them twice 30 minuets each call, and making sure no configuration changes were made by bluehost which might influence our site's uptime I have encountered a configuration issue which truly should not have an impact.

Druapl's settings.php file located under sites/default directory includes the database URL and credentails.

For some reason until the 26th of April it was working with:

$db_url = 'mysql://username:password@localhost/databasename';

Whilst as of today (this morning to be accurate) it expects:


$db_url = 'mysqli://username:password@localhost/databasename';

Why weren't we formally informed by bluehost ? beats me...

The only way I picked up this path was by examining another blue host account I manage their, and I found that mysqli is being used ...


Thank you for your interest!

We will contact you as soon as possible.

Send us a message

Oops, something went wrong
Please try again or contact us by email at info@tikalk.com