No, MySQl crashed unexpectedly. I was traveling a bit and wasn't able to resolve it myself so I put in a support request with the hosting company to resolve the matter. There was no official root-cause to the issue. I'll be looking into it more to see if I can figure out why MySQl crashed.
Thanks for letting me know there was an issue. I didn't get any alerts from the hosting provider. Maybe it was just a temporary network glitch or something.
On a side note, as part of the hosting company's holiday promotions, they gave a free resource bump to many of their plans. We more than doubled disk space, network bandwidth, and also RAM. I took advantage of the RAM and tweaked MySQL to cache more data. Hopefully that helps with things a bit.