I just love it when I’ve worked for the past fifteen minutes on a post, I hit the Publish button and… crap! I get a WordPress error explaining that it cannot reach my database. That’s just brilliant. I have a hosted web service through 1 and 1 and they are usually very good about keeping things up and running. I was about to give them a call when I noticed my DB pings finally went through. So whatever the issue was they were aware of it and got it back up and running within just a few minutes. Plus I was able to click the refresh button on my browser which re-posted the data I had submitted. In the end it all worked out!