Can't select database (5 posts)

  1. tjaggs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Like many others, I am new to WP and cannot get round the following message, whatever I try:

    "We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the xxxxxx_ishouldgetoutmore_com database.

    Are you sure it exists?
    Does the user ishouldgetxxxxxx have permission to use the xxxxxx_ishouldgetoutmore_com database?
    On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_xxxxxx_ishouldgetoutmore_com. Could that be the problem?

    I have checked with my host (BT) that I have entered all the details correctly in wp-config.php...

    What else am I missing?


  2. RichardWPG
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. tjaggs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the message and link but as a noobe, can you help me a bit more...

    I don't think I have a back-up problem; I would like to be that far into the process but I am not yet! I look forward to it!

    I can however, access phpMyAdmin and I can see the database I created as part of the initial installation process; I can also see my user name and that both the db and the un are as I have set out in wp-config.php

    So, still flumoxed...

  4. Navaratnam
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you created a database there?

  5. tjaggs
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for responding Navaratnam and yes, and I checked with my host that the details are correctly entered in wp-config.php...

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