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  • Well, I’ve been merrily WordPressing for a month now with a minimum of trouble. Even did multiple blogs using the one database table.
    However, things have seemed to have gone awry yesterday, as I now get the:
    Error establishing a database connection message.
    I haven’t changed anything, and when I log into my hosting control panel and view the mySQl admin, the database seems to be running as I can run query’s on it…
    Now, I know absolutely nothing about mySQL and PHP (and to WordPress’s credit – even a newb like me could get it running), so I’m at a loss as to what to do next.
    Poking around in the mySQL admin, I did come across the following, but don’t know if it’s relevant:
    Welcome to phpMyAdmin 2.5.3
    MySQL 3.23.58 running on localhost as …
    (this at the bottom):
    The additional Features for working with linked Tables have been deactivated. To find out why click here.
    (I click):
    PMA Database … not OK[ Documentation ]
    General relation features Disabled

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    If it was good, and now it is not, and you have not altered your wp-config.php file, email the host and ask them what they have done.

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