Error establishing a database connection (2 posts)

  1. kru424
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've seen a number of posts related to this same error message. Therefore, I have made sure to double check the username, password, host and dbname. I am able to connect with the same info via the MySQL Administration tool and connect without a problem. However, when I try to connect through the /wp-admin/install.php file, it gives me the "Error establishing a database connection" message

    Here are my specs...
    PHP 4.4.4
    Windows 2003
    IIS 6
    MySQL 5.0.24a

    I am completely at a loss as to where to go from here?

  2. vkaryl
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please research, adding IIS into your search terms, as well as "godaddy" if that's who you're hosting with, and if not, whoever you ARE hosting with.

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