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  • Resolved jodokuskwak


    I got MP 3 working on 1 of my 2 sites, but on the other, when I activate it I get the “unable to connect to the database” error. Unfortunately, none of the solutions provided in this KB article works.

    The website is hosted at STRATO webhosting, a large German provider operating all over Europe. In this thread, 6 other people report exactly the same problem. Unfortunately, that thread has been marked as “solved” without publishing the solution.

    Is there anyone out here who did get MP 3 working on STRATO? What’s the trick?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Jack K


    Hi there @jodokuskwak,

    On Strato hosting there’s usually a trailing semicolon at the end of the define for the database connection in your wp-config.php.

    Try removing that and it should work then. For example:

    define('DB_HOST', '');


    define('DB_HOST', '');

    Then everything should connect correctly.


    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  Jack K.

    Jack K,

    You are golden! That did the trick!

    Any idea why WordPress itself has no problem with that colon* but MailPoet stumbles over it?

    *) (“:”, I think a semicolon is “;”)

    Our WordPress was installed by STRATO’s AppWizard. I assume this runs a script…. With a serious error.

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