Error establishing a database connection (3 posts)

  1. pheroos
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hellosir/mam, I have problem in databse connection when I refersh the site the response come in delay and then the message is dispayed 'Error establishing a database connection' Why this error ?
    Please tell me about this issue.
    thank you

  2. cubecolour
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If the site works normally but you intermittently see this error, it is caused by the web server not being able to communicate with the web server. This is a hosting issue so you would need to open a support ticket with your hosting company.

    If however you always see this error, check the database connection settings in your wp-config.php

  3. Tara
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Error connecting to your database is common, but it isn't necessarily a problem with wordpress itself.
    - 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: http://wordpress.org/search/Error+establishing+a+database+connection?forums=1

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