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[resolved] Error establishing a database connection - POST installation (2 months of usage) (8 posts)

  1. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am getting an error: "Error establishing a database connection" when I attempt to access my blog.

    I did some searching for the error but the only info I can find is that it is connected to installing WP on a Windows machine with MySQL 4.1.7 and the error is only really during installation...

    However my problem is different in that it is installed on a Linux server running MySQL 4.1.21-Max-log (according to phpMyAdmin).

    When I login to phpMyAdmin I am able to see the database and browse it. I am able to access the runtime status but am not able to refresh or rest it. That is the only thing I can suspect it would be.

    Has anyone else encountered this? What can I do?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also, I was able to access the blog yesterday. The only thing I did differently was I uploaded a new plugin via FTP but I tried removing it and it didn't make a difference... I never even activated the plugin...

  3. macsoft3
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Do you still have a config file?

  4. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    yes... As far as I can tell nothing has changed in it...

  5. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No one has a clue huh?

  6. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    No one has a clue huh? I tried getting more specific details about the error... but nothing...

    I deleted all of the plugins from the webhost hoping perhaps it was a plugin issue, but that didn't make a bit of a difference...

  7. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also worth noting is that I cannot access Gallery2 either. WP and G2 share the same DB... So my guess is there is a problem there.

    Is it possible the webhost could be blocking access to the DB? How can I resolve this? I'm fairly new to DB admin.

  8. penfil
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I guess a simple "Chill out" would have been appropriate here. It was just the webhost having issues with their db server apparently. I called tech support (who in the past has been worthless to me) and they were very helpful (for once)!

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