I am having a devil of a time executing my wordpress installation from the 1 and 1 hosting solution.
There have been two topics on this subject previously, but unfortunately the solutions posted in them do not seem to aid my endeavor (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/68997) and (http://wordpress.org/support/topic/65777).
My error is similar. After having created the SQL database through the 1&1 control panel and uploading the appropriate files, my attenpted execution of the install routine leaves me with this error message:
Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at db418.perfora.net. This could mean your host's database server is down.
I assume the problem lies within either my pathing, configuration file, or just plain old stupidity on my part. :)8
Here are the facts as I am aware of them:
1. My web domain is active. I have three domains active under my user account and I use subdirectories (rather than a root directory) for each one.
2. The domain, bowtieworld.com, is under a subdirectory /bowtieworld. The wordpress installation is in a folder, /wordpress, installed below this directory. My execution in the browser is: http://www.bowtieworld.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
3. The SQL database is set up and has a password, user name, database name, and a non-local host, each of which I have entered into my configuration file.
The configuration file is as follows:
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'db169001998'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'db169001998'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', '(password for my database)'); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'db418.perfora.net'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
// You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix
$table_prefix = 'wp_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
// Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
// chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
// For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
// to enable German language support.
define ('WPLANG', '');
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
I tired removing the variable tag names such as 'DB_NAME',etc, which was suggested in another solution post, albeit that seemed like it would not work. It did not. I have also tinkered with the DB_HOST, using both localhost and teh above-mentioned hosting choice.
Any help would truly be appreciated!