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Cant fix Error establishing a database connection (9 posts)

  1. Chainsaw Buddha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the latest everything installed on my site. It was working fine last night. Now today I went to go to my site and now all I get is a "Error establishing a database connection" error. I can't even log into the WP Admin side of things. I am now on my hosting server and I can see my files that are there. What should I do next?

  2. eywon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have same experience as yours. I hope somebody can help us here. I have access issues on the following:

    1) I can't access my cPanel! My userId and PW was successfully logged in when an error immediately prompted saying: security token in your request is invalid.
    2) I'm trying to access my website and all I'm getting is "Error establishing a database connection" when few hours ago I was getting a "504 Gateway Timeout" and now "Error establishing a database connection". WHAT'S HAPPENING?!?!
    3) I'm trying to login to my wp-admin to check if there's something wrong there but again like item#2, few hours ago I was receiving "504 Gateway Timeout" and now, these meesages:

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    "Error establishing a database connection".

    Crap! Please enlighten me here. I'm not a techy guy so I have no idea where exactly I should be going when in the first place, I CANNOT ACCESS ANYTHING right now! Please HELP!!

  3. michael.mariart
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Chainsaw Buddha - There's a good chance that if the connection details are corrct, then the database server is either down or the hosting server can't communicate with it. This is something that you'll need to check with your hosting company about. You can't do anything about that yourself (unless you are running your own server).

    eywon - I don't believe that you have the same issue, but you need to do the same thing - contact your hosting company. They are the ones that need to look at this for you.

  4. eywon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michael,

    I appreciate the response. But so far, I haven't heard anything back from freehosting.com regarding my issue. I just announced my website yesterday and now everyone cannot access it even myself. Can't access cPanel too! nor the wp-admin. You're right, maybe I can't do anything about this for now. It's just so sucks it happened at a very wrong timing! Thanks though.

    Update: trying to check back accessing cPanel and now I have this error:

    Sorry for the inconvenience!
    The filesystem mounted at / on this server is running out of disk space. cPanel operations have been temporarily suspended to prevent something bad from happening. Please ask your system admin to remove any files not in use on that partition.

    seems every hour, there's new error encountered! Sucks!

  5. cyclopse
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    this is becoz u having some network issue if ur Public ip or ur network is not trusted u wont get access to the cpanel u will be logged out of it and if u get successful login then u can create db easily try to use any established proxy server.

  6. Chainsaw Buddha
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't really know what happened, the server hosting company said it's because the passwords didn't match. Which is crap because I never changed them before the site went down. So we changed the passwords and miraculously the site started working. Now my site just loads really slow. I still think this is an issue on their end but we will see what happens in the future.

    They recommended that I use WP Super Cache to handle the speed issues.

    I am still perplexed as to why my site went down without me changing anything but I am glad that it is working again. Thank you all for your time, comments, and help. If you want to view my site here is the link: http://www.irbypace.com

  7. mrpauer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have this issue:

    PHP Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at public_html/wp-config.php:153) in public_html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

    There was a php error in the theme, but the theme was switched in the database and all the plugins were deactivated through phpmyadmin. Username information was omitted for safety

    Please help to get my site back!

  8. amiremmi
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I'm working for the first time with wordpress. When I open wordpress I faced this message.
    "1. There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.
    then when I tried to configure wp_config.php then I faced the following problem.
    2. Error establishing a database connection.
    3. This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

    I have wamp 2.2 (Apache 2.4.2, PHP 5.4.2, MYSQL 5.5.24
    what Now I do now, please guide and help me,

  9. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 3 months ago #

    amiremmi, Please start a new thread for this in the localhost installs forum: http://wordpress.org/support/forum/localhost-installs

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