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  • Hello, I’m new to and the forums, so thank you in advance for any helpful suggestions. I am moving my site over to and I think I have taken all the necessary steps to set up my new site,, with DreamHost. I have followed the detailed instructions laid out by but I’m stuck here:…all_Script
    I have used FileZilla to load all of my wordpress files onto my site but when I go to I get the following error message:

    “Error establishing a database connection
    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at This could mean your host’s database server is down.”

    I’m pretty new to this stuff and I am just totally confused at how to proceed. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks again!

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