[resolved] Database connection (5 posts)

  1. SirShanksAlot
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey everyone... Im sure you get this question all the time but Im a pretty novice web guy trying to fix my site. We've been getting this error message a lot lately and our readers are having to refresh a few times before they can get on the site. Our host has gone on our site and reports no problems... how can I fix it??? A HUGE thanks in advance!!!

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at MYSQLHOST.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?

    If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.

  2. SirShanksAlot
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    if you are seeing intermittant database connection issues, thats something for your host to address, not anyone here.

    Long and short of it... and be a little more patient next time, waiting a whole 20 mins isnt cause for a bump of a post.

  4. SirShanksAlot
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply... I'll keep bugging my host then and see what they can do to help.

    As for the bump... that was by mistake. I tried to edit it but couldnt get rid of it.

    Again.. thanks for the quick reply!

  5. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Your welcome.. If it were me and I were seeing the errors, I would take note of the times/occurances.. perhaps they occur during some sort of peek usage period, maybe there is some other pattern you might notice that might "help" them to help you.

    I dont generally bemoan hosts, as I have a good one.. but the fact is that most hosts are going to point fingers at the software before they look at anything else that they might actually have to address.

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