If  you keep refreshing the page when the website is down, the following error will come up, showing you "Error establishing a database connection" This means the website crashed, and it was restarted and you have refreshed the page in midst of the restart.

 

I called godaddy support immediately. the representative said it was a browser issue.

 

Even I know that this can not possibly be a browser issue.

 

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