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    I transferred a site to another host. well oneandone to another oneandone account.
    now I get
    Error establishing a database connection

    I have checked the dbhost, dbname and password and they are correct.
    I have also created a php script to test it and it works ok..
    Any ideas?
    Its getting very desperate???

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    – 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.

    There are also many threads on this topic on these forums:


    the database appeared to be corrupt in some way.
    i imported all the tables into a new one and its all workiong!

    Moderator t-p


    Glad yu got it working. 🙂

    Hello Mathew,

    Looking through the wordpress support forum i discovered you had the error establishing database connection and it has been resolved, my dbhost, dbname and password are correct, my case seem similar to yours, how do i know if my database is corrupt and how do i move it to a new database, i am hosted on bluehost.


    @adewalelagos: The database connection error can happen for several different reasons. You would be best to start your own topic, instead of trying to start a new problem on one that is ‘resolved’. You can also contact bluehost by phone 24/7 also.

    Thanks, BH_WP_Guru.

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