Not sure what you mean,at least what was happening during the 10 minute wait.
But when you open the forum in the browser.
It should connect to the database in less than seconds.
If it has issues with the database connection.
It will display a generic error instead of the forum immediately .
What were you doing when you waited10 minutes?
Could be some html includes you have added that don't work causing to page to take forever to load and not a database issue..
Last edited by Ruben; 11/24/2017 1:27 PM.