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[resolved] Error establishing a database connection (7 posts)

  1. mathewhgreen@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hi
    I transferred a site to another host. well oneandone to another oneandone account.
    now I get
    Error establishing a database connection

    I have checked the dbhost, dbname and password and they are correct.
    I have also created a php script to test it and it works ok..
    Any ideas?
    Its getting very desperate???
    thanks
    Mat

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - First, try contacting the hosting provider if the database server is online / if they have any other problem at their end, or they made any changes to your account, or if there are any limitations/restrictions, if the hosting package is set to Windows and not Linux, etc .

    - double check your wp-config.php file settings for the database name, database username and database password. This is where most errors occur.

    -Then check that you don't need to change the database host from "localhost" to something else. You can get that info from your hosting provider.

    -Check you have actually created a database with the same database name as is in your wp-config.php file.

    -Last, but not least, if all that information is correct your database probably has a problem with it, and you may need to contact your hosting provider.

    There are also many threads on this topic on these forums: http://wordpress.org/search/Error+establishing+a+database+connection?forums=1

  3. mathewhgreen@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    the database appeared to be corrupt in some way.
    i imported all the tables into a new one and its all workiong!

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad yu got it working. :-)

  5. adewalelagos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Mathew,

    Looking through the wordpress support forum i discovered you had the error establishing database connection and it has been resolved, my dbhost, dbname and password are correct, my case seem similar to yours, how do i know if my database is corrupt and how do i move it to a new database, i am hosted on bluehost.

    Thanks.

  6. BH_WP_Guru
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @adewalelagos: The database connection error can happen for several different reasons. You would be best to start your own topic, instead of trying to start a new problem on one that is 'resolved'. You can also contact bluehost by phone 24/7 also.

  7. adewalelagos
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, BH_WP_Guru.

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