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Can't get SQL database to be recognized. (7 posts)

  1. banrai
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, so I wrote my host, and asked them to set me up a database for my account, and they sent back the information on it. So I start plugging this junk in, and then upload it to the server in the correct folder and all that. Then, I go to the config page, and I get this error:

    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.

    * Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?

    Now, I've double and tripple checked this information in the database, and it's correct (I've even went to the measures of copying and pasting the information into the fields, just as it was given to me) and nothing. I've been fooling with this now for the better part of two hours, and I'm on the verge of giving up (Ah, the bane of the easily frustrated)

    Any ideas?

  2. banrai
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Err, not config. The /wp-admin/install.php page.

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  4. banrai
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Podz -

    Sadly, no. I don't have cPanel access, and I have been TRYING to use that darn installation guide to do this, to no avail.

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want to email me some details, I'll give it a whirl ?

    tamba2 at gmail dot com

  6. homersim2600
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Dumb question here, but I can't help but ask... When you say SQL, do you mean the program SQL or do you mean the program MySQL? These are two different programs which use different default ports...

    Also, I had a really hard time installing using MySQL Version 4.1, if you are using Version 4.1, then fall back to Version 4.022/23 (i can't remember which one it is), and see if that works.

    Ok, well hope this helps...


  7. RustIndy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PHP4 doesn't much like MySQL 4.1 due to the new authorization system. There is a way around that, though, if you need it. I'm too lazy (and tired) to type it up right now, but later tonite I'll add it to the codex.

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