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"Can't Select Database" when moving servers (3 posts)

  1. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just moved the site to a new server http://uterinesarcoma.org . I had gotten the admin area to work but not the site itself. After fiddling with a few ftp files, it's giving me this "can't select database" error message when I try to access it (below).

    I have checked that in wp-config:

    1) username correct

    2) password correct

    3) database name correct

    Also, I'ved checked that the database tables are still there.

    What can I do?

    Can’t select database

    We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the upmarket_uterines database.

    * Are you sure it exists?
    * On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?

    If you don't know how to setup a database you should contact your host. If all else fails you may find help at the WordPress Support Forums.

  2. Did follow the instructions in the Codex during your move?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#Moving_WordPress_to_a_New_Server

  3. joelwalsh
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, I followed the instructions.

    The webhost took care of it. Since I had done this without a problem on other servers, I'm guessing it was a database error with his install of MySQL but I'm not sure.

    Thanks, though.

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