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Error establishing a database connection (6 posts)

  1. Shumlek
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried setting up my wordpress but I get this error. I'm completely comfuse. Can someone please walk me through this?
    This is what it 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. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Did you follow the step by step instructions?
    Installing_WordPress#Detailed_Instructions

  3. Shumlek
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Um....can you just walk me through?

    Oh and I haev freehostia as my web hosting company.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No, I will NOT walk you through. Walk yourself - that's why the documentation has been written. Read it and do it.
    What else do you want?

  5. Shumlek
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Man how did you get to be a Moderator if you are so rude to the people who need help? Maybe I should report you as a horrible moderator.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Maybe you should search, and read, and follow instructions.

    http://wordpress.org/search/freehostia+database?forums=1

    Other people using that host have had enough trouble that what you need to do is discussed already.

    If you havent made a database, you need to. ..(for starters)

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