Connection Reset Error
While working on a WordPress site hosted on GoDaddy recently, I kept getting a Connection Reset Error when trying to save a page. The page had over 100 links to documents, so I thought it might have something to do with that. There were no errors in the Error Logs. I did see a warning about reaching Shared Hosting Resource Limits, specifically the I/O limit of 512 kb/s. The current hosting plan is a free plan that probably came with domain purchases.
So, was the large number of links on the page the reason for exceeding the I/O limit? Here is how GoDaddy defines I/O: “I/O is short for ‘input/output.’ In the context of a hosting account, it’s the “throughput” or speed of data transfer between the hard disk and the RAM.”
And “…sites that need to read and write a lot of data, such as those streaming any kind of media or with many database records, benefit most from I/O enhancements.”
Also, “…a site just ‘hangs’ while it waits for the data to transfer from the hard disk to the RAM.”
So I think it’s safe to assume that when I attempted to save the page containing a high number of links, it caused a high amount of read/writes to the database and then the site hung and the browser returned the ‘Connection Reset Error.’
For now, I will split the page content into several pages.