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[resolved] Error establishing a database connection (4 posts)

  1. Florence
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm getting this error and I have no idea how to fix it. I practically have zero coding experience so I only work from the wordpress dashboard.

    I suddenly got this error. I haven't changed anything, haven't installed anything new.

    I did recieve a email from one of my plugins (WordPress Firewall) saying it detected and blocked a potential attack. However, the IP adress listed is my own (a couple of months ago I managed to block myself from my website by blacklisting my IP adress.. woops!). I've been getting these emails for the past couple of days. Whenever I cleared my cache history and cookies I was able to re-enter my website and the "attacks" would stop. I meant to whitelist my IP adress, but I forgot.

    I'm not sure whether the problem is my IP adress, or if it's completely down. I'm very confused. Any help at all would be appreciated immensely!

    Here's the link: http://www.cookingblondes.nl

  2. Florence
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah so I've found out the website is avaiable on other machines. I think the Firewall has blocked my IP adress for some reason. I'm getting a friend of mine to unblock me from their computer, should be an easy fix.
    However, I still haven't the slightest idea why this is suddenly happening. Anybody???

  3. Johnb81
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    IT seems your website is ok now. Right?

    Such error is related to the WordPress -> MySQL database connection failure.

  4. Florence
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, my friend whitelisted my IP adress and I've turned the plugin off. It wasn't doing much for me anyway.

    Such error is related to the WordPress -> MySQL database connection failure.

    I have no idea what that means, but thanks for the reply! :) I can always count on the wordpress community with my newb problems :) Thank you!

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