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  • Resolved Maxell


    Hi. I Uploaded my site on an ftp host which i have used several times and it have worked great.

    But when i have uploaded the folder wordpress and all of its content and then tries to start up the install.php on the browser it gives me errors.

      The Error

    <quote>Can’t select database

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

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

    If you don’t know how to setup a database you should contact your host. If all else fails you may find help at the WordPress Support Forums.</quote>

      And this is the options
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', '');    // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'maxell');     // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'XXXXXX'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');    // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    define('DB_COLLATE', '');
    // Change SECRET_KEY to a unique phrase.  You won't have to remember it later,
    // so make it long and complicated.  You can visit
    // to get a secret key generated for you, or just make something up.
    define('SECRET_KEY', 'ellinormattias'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    // You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix
    $table_prefix  = 'wp_';   // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
    // Change this to localize WordPress.  A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.
    // For example, install to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');

    Thankful for any help!


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  • This looks suspect:

    define('DB_NAME', ''); // The name of the database

    Also, check with your host about the DB_HOST value.

    I searched on their forum about the the database name and found what to do. Thanks for the help.

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