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"Error establishing a database connection" (2 posts)

  1. the_moogle
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    i just switched my webhost account from free to paid, & my address SEEMS up, but when i go to the wordpress part, it says "Error establishing a database connection".

    what should i do, wait?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 7 months 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

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