1&1 problems – wordpress not connecting to database
I hope someone can help me. I use WordPress for my personal sites (3.0.1) and I am hosted on Streamline and have never had any problems with installtion or setting up.
I am trying to install WordPress for a friend of mine on 1&1 and I am starting to become increasingly stressed as it just will not work. I have uploaded all the files, as normal and inputted the database information. I have double checked it several times and I am 100% certain it is correct. However, everytime I go to install it, the following message comes up:
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 db2346.oneandone.co.uk. This could mean your host’s database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
I am at a complete loss and I have no idea what to do. 1&1 are no help – I also tried to install Joomla for my friend a few weeks back, also on 1&1 and it also refused to connect to databases, despite all the information being correct. When I contacted their support, they told me the information was wrong, yet the information they told me to put in was completely identical and now we are at stalemate.
I need to have this wordpress site installed by the end of Friday and I am becoming increasingly stressed – does anyone know what to do?
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