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[resolved] Cannot Connect with Database (6 posts)

  1. clarked
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I maintain our Church website, using FrontPage. I would like to convert to WordPress, but need to retain the old site until I build the new one. Therefore, I am trying to install WordPress on the host server - Register.com - along with my FrontPage site.

    I have created an SQL database, which is located in the databases folder of the root directory. I have loaded WordPress into a "blog" subdirectory in the public folder. I have double-checked all the entries in my wp-config.php file and they seem to be correct. However, when I go to install.php in my browser I get the "Error establishing a database connection" msg.

    I have read everything I can find in the forums and realize many other people have had this sort of problem in the past. However, nothing I have tried from previous threads has helped. I apologize for bringing up such an old problem again, but really need some help.

    Thanking you in advance,

    Cheers,

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try asking your hosts for assistance.

  3. eebee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having a similar problem. I can't install WP although database details are correct in config.php. Please tell me what to do as support at my host doesn't seem to understand the issue. I first installed using Fantastico but that installed but without an RSS folder. Host had no idea what I was on about so I said I would install manually and see if that helped. But it won't install manually at all.

  4. eebee
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am having a similar problem. I can't install WP although database details are correct in config.php. Please tell me what to do as support at my host doesn't seem to understand the issue. I first installed using Fantastico but that installed but without an RSS folder. Host had no idea what I was on about so I said I would install manually and see if that helped. But it won't install manually at all.

  5. clarked
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Esmi, but the host will not help, saying they do not provide technical support for WP.

  6. clarked
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's fixed! I did finally get the host tech team to help me. The basic problem was that 'localhost' was not the address to use. I found the correct address in my database management control panel. To compound my problem, I had made a mistake in my database user name (one that I missed after checking it umpteen times.)

    Now to learn more of the wonders of WP.

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