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wp-config file (5 posts)

  1. healthybaby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am new to WordPress. I have tried installing wordpress and cannot get it to work. When I try to go to the install.php I get an error saying that there was an error establishing the database connection. I have checked with my host and I have got all the details correct. DB-HOST, DB-NAME and everything. Any ieas what I can do?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    - 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. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Make sure your database user is attached to the database and has "All Privileges"

    This can usually be done in PHPMyAdmin

  4. healthybaby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have found out its because my hosting package was set to Windows and not Linux. Thanks for your help.

  5. Tara
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Glad you got it sorted out. :-)

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