I'm trying to install a WP network/multisites on 1and1.com. I edited wp-config.php successfully, chose sub-directories, and then copied the code given me in order to replace .htaccess. Now going to my site gives a database error: "Error establishing a connection to the database." When I look in phpMyAdmin through 1and1, all the tables I'd expect are there (e.g. wp_blogs, wp_signups, etc) and I'm confident the credentials supplied in wp-config are still correct. So I'm stumped.
I reached out to 1and1:
1st rep: "Multisites are not allowed on 1and1."
2nd: "Multisites are allowed."
3rd rep: "They're not allowed."
4th: "They are allowed, but you need to install WordPress first."
So since I've gotten no help from them, I'm hoping someone here can help. I suspect it's because the database user does not have full privileges for the database, but 1and1's use of phpMyAdmin does not make changing this easy or maybe even possible.
Has anyone encountered this with 1and1, and if so, how did you resolve it? Did it come down to db user permissions as I suspect currently, or is there another tree I should be barking up?