Error:

[text]Got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes[/text]

Fix:

1. Open my.ini from your MySQL installation directory, add this line to the [mysqld] section:

[text]max_allowed_packet = 100M[/text]

(The value (100M) is arbitrary – use whatever.)

2. Restart MySQL (easiest way IMO is Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services… right-click ‘mysql’ service and select ‘restart’… No need to restart Apache).