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Error establishing a database connection (3 posts)

  1. alwoodshop
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My domain uses bluehost and wordpress. My site does not load, showing this error "Error establishing a database connection". Is this a wordpress error? How do I fix that?

  2. Luis Abarca
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Database connection credential are wrong, check if database host, user and password are correct.

    Try to add a new user to the database and update wp-config.php.

  3. Jess
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is usually a problem with MySQL on your host's end of things, though can be a result of changing your db username or password.

    Take a look at this tutorial for a good rundown of possible solutions:

    http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-the-error-establishing-a-database-connection-in-wordpress/

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