Thanks for your response. I know basic html and css but not much beyond that regarding htaccess etc. What I'm doing with my site is converting it from a old .html pages that I wrote into wordpress. I change the code into a wordpress format, and when that is finished I delete the old .html file and apply the redirect. The redirect does not seem to work by the way if the old file is present.
I thought the htaccess wouldn't be an issue since my other pages that I already created work. I've been doing this for a few months and so far have 138 pages all created in the same way that were former html files and are redirected into the new format without any issues.
Are you aware of anything that would cause this single page not to work? I'm not sure if you're seeing the same issue when you go to this page, but I noticed when I go to the old most_dangerous_countries.html file on google chrome on my computer or a friends mac it works fine. When I go to the same address on internet explorer on my own computer I get the database issue.
The only reason I knew there was a problem was because I was contacted by an advertiser who said the page was no longer live, but it was definitely working before.. I think the new version up may have changed something? I haven't checked every single page, but the random other ones I've gone through still seem to be working, but I worry there might be a few others that have died as well. Again thanks for your help!!