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  • mcrib

    (@mcrib)


    Our site went down the other day and we had a message from our host that we (and several other customers) needed to change our database passwords. After changing the password and updating the wp-config file, the front end of the site came back up and continues to work as it should. However, I get the “Error establishing a database connection” message when I try to view any page in the admin. I’ve never seen this problem before. Thank you for any suggestions.

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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    Please check:
    – Open wp-config.php, check line DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, DB_HOST, DB_NAME. Make sure the values is same with mysql access

    Do you use VPS or shared hosting?

    If you use VPS hosting, try to restart your mysql server

    mcrib

    (@mcrib)

    Thanks for your response. All of the information is correct in wp-config. The front of the site works fine.

    We are on shared hosting.

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