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[closed] DATABASE CONNECTION AND WORDPRESS.ORG (6 posts)

  1. ilustjames
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I feel really dumb right now b/c everytime I log onto this website, Concreteloop.com, the site appears but where the photos are supposed to be on the opening page and every tab leads me to this website, WORDPRESS.org.
    WHY? WHY? WHY? I Only have this problem with this site.
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is what is says:

    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?
    If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.

  2. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I thought it was self explanatory. You need to have correct information in the file wp-config.php. It needs to know the user/pass to the mysql database. And it needs to know host name where the mysql database is (usually localhost, but not always). Contact the webhost for what that information needs to be, and edit the wp-config.php file accordingly.

    Or it's possible the mysql server is down. That's another question for your webhost.

  3. ilustjames
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    well I am grateful for a reply but being that Iam not a COMPUTER WHIZ I don't understand a word you said except for "self explanatory"

    Is it safe to say that it is the website giving me problems and not my server....?

  4. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm sorry you're having a problem with this. I can certainly understand the difficulty. Just start talking accounting to me, and I'm in the same boat.

    Did you install wordpress? If you did, then it's likely a problem with the install and the wp-config.php file. If someone else installed it, then I would consider a server problem more likely.

    I think you're going to require the assistance of your webhost. Ask them two things.

    1) Is the mysql server running?

    2) Can you alter the file named wp-config.php to contain my information for database name, username, password, and host. They should know what all of those values should be.

    If they do that, you should be up and running. And that's when the real fun begins!

  5. ilustjames
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I AM REALLY JUST LOGGING ONTO A WEBSITE CALLED CONCRETELOOP.ORG AND WHEN AFTER IT LOADS IT GIVES ME THAT ERROR MSG FROM ABOVE.

    ITS NOT MY SITE I AM JUST A PHISHER

    UGGGGHHHHH!

  6. manstraw
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You said "Is it safe to say that it is the website giving me problems and not my server....?", which implies that is your server, and you wanted to know if it was wordpress or the server at fault.

    Now you say you are a phisher, but it's pretty obvious you aren't sure what that word means.

    And now you're shouting (all caps)?

    Since it's not your site, it's not appropriate for you to ask for support in this forum. I suggest you contact someone who runs the site and ask them for help.

    And I ask that a mod close this waste of time thread.

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