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Error establishing a database connection (5 posts)

  1. cpbradshaw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right, just grabbed a fasthosts domain and am trying to get WP installed. the wp-config is all correct, and I've tested the settings with SQL management studio which connects absolutely fine with the details in wp-config.

    Any ideas?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Error connecting to your database is common, but it isn't necessarily a problem with wordpress itself.
    - 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 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.
    -There are also many threads on this topic on these forums: http://wordpress.org/search/Error+establishing+a+database+connection?forums=1

  3. cpbradshaw
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Everything is absolutely as it should be in terms of logon/password/host and db name. I can connect to the server with other methods (SQL Management Studio etc) and ping it....it's WordPress.

  4. catacaustic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can I ask one thing. Are you using a MySQL database, or MSSQL or some other DB type? Saying that you can connect with SQL Management Studio worries me because that's a Microsoft product, and to the best of my knowledge doesn't work with MySQL.

  5. jakilevy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you also let us know who you're hosting with? Did you contact your host with this issue?

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