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    I have wordpress v 3.1.3 that i downloaded a while back and im now trying to install it on my server to create a blog page for an existing site.

    the site is hosted on godaddy,
    i tried installing the latest stable version of wp but my godaddy (or at least my hosting package) is still running php 4.
    i thought it would be easier and save time to install an older version of wp.

    i created the database, uploaded all the files, but when i try going to the url to go through the installation process, all i get is “Error establishing a database connection”

    ive never used wordpress before in my life.
    anybody know what the issue might be?

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  • Go Daddy use some sort of url instead of localhost so check if you right info for your database in wp-config.php file

    – First, try contacting the hosting provider if the database server is online / if they have any other problem at their end, or they made any changes to your account, or if there are any limitations/restrictions, if the hosting package is set to Windows and not Linux, etc .
    – double check your wp-config.php file settings for the database name, database username and database password. This is where most errors occur. -Then check that you don’t need to change the database host from “localhost” to something else. You can get that info from your hosting provider.
    -Check you have actually created a database with the same database name as is in your wp-config.php file.
    -Last, but not least, if all that information is correct your database probably has a problem with it, and you may need to contact your hosting provider.

    you have to changes values in wp-config.php

    dbuser,dbname and your database host string.

    That is the only issue – for Error establishing a database connection

    Hope that resolve your issue.



    govpatel, and mohsince,

    Thank you very much.
    the issue was name, password, and host name in the config file.



    im actually kinda surprised you have to set that info int he config file. the Drupal CMS gives you a login screen that asks for that info and auto updates the config.

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