Yesterday (it was the first time ever) that the MySQL on one of my ispconfig servers went down. Although, monit has been installed. Monit did not start the MySQL again. Within the log files i could not find something related to the problem. That this could happen was very unplesant. I started mysql again with /etc/init.d/mysql start, but i would like to know how it could happen and why monit did not start mysql (as i expect it to). I have these lines within the file /etc/monit/monitrc for mysql: check process mysql with pidfile /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid group database start program = "/etc/init.d/mysql start" stop program = "/etc/init.d/mysql stop" if failed host 127.0.0.1 port 3306 then restart if 5 restarts within 5 cycles then timeout Can anyone advise me how to prevent this problem and tell me what the reason might be.