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Database problem (15 posts)

  1. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    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?

    I'm very, very positive that the database information is correct. I've spent over an hour verifying that they are correct. I have run out of ideas. I've also contacted the webhotel. Any ideas? I've tried changing the password to something else and then changing the config file with no luck.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well there's something wrong...
    1. Database server is down
    2. You've got one or more wrong values for DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_NAME, DB_PASSWORD in wp-config.php.

    Who is your host?

    And a link to your domain, if possible.

  3. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. I checked the status at the host's site and it says that it is online. I can access the server via the host's site.

    2. I don't consider it likely. I've verified that the username and password are correct by using them to log in myself. I tried multiple names for the hostname and dbname. When I log into the MySQL server manually it lists it as "localhost".

    3. unoeuro.com

    4. emilkirkegaard.dk - http://emilkirkegaard.dk/wp-admin/install.php

    Thanks for helping. :)

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    From some old notes unoeruro.com, at one time, had DB_HOST values such as mysql3.unoeuro.com

  5. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found a similar name to that and tried it with no luck. I will try again now to be sure...

    I found "mysql5.unoeuro.com" in my information email and tried it with no luck. The wp-site updates though i.e. it now writes "can't contact the database server at mysql5.unoeuro.com.".

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sometimes in phpMyAdmin at the top of the screen you can see the name of the server.

  7. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Screenshot:
    http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1264/shot00314nov090515.jpg

    As far as I can see it is called localhost and the username is the one I have in my config file.

  8. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    user being 'emilkirkega_dk'

  9. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If that isn't it visit this https://www.unoeuro.com/support.php

    And for the question ask:

    I'm installing WordPress and need the following information about my MySQL database:
    DB_USER
    DB_PASSWORD
    DB_NAME
    DB_HOST

  10. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's right. That is the username that I have entered.

    As I wrote earlier. I have already contacted support with a description of the problem. I will ask specifically for DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, DB_NAME, DB_HOST when support responds.

  11. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My host provider responded that I need to use the "mysql5.unoeuro.com" mentioned earlier. But it doesn't work.

  12. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You might point your host to http://emilkirkegaard.dk/wp-admin/install.php so they can see the problem.

  13. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was going to but then I forgot to do it. I will do it next time they respond to my query.

  14. LetsHaveFun
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for being helpful guys!!!!!

  15. Deleet
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's only MichaelH that is directly helpful. I am only indirectly helpful. :)

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