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  • I have been fighting with this error message all day trying to get the site to load.

    My site is

    I have triple the database names etc and feel I am going quietly mad as I have done this before.

    Any help gratefully received – not sire if I post the code in the SQL settings.

    With thanks,

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  • Moderator t-p


    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:

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