error establishing database connection (7 posts)

  1. 4percent
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am sure this is very common - but I just can't seem to overcome it, and I can't find answers in the rest of the forums. I am using MySQL Database and the only thing I can think of is that I am supposed to change 'localhost' to something else - problem is I can't find what I would change it to. I know my database name, login, and password are all correct so I don't know what else could be the problem. Any suggestions?

    Your help is much appreciated!

  2. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Who's your host?

  3. 4percent
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Accomplish Hosting.

  4. Chris_K
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. Sometimes a quick search here will turn up a host and their particular wrinkles with wp-config.php. However, nobody seems to have mentioned that host before.

    Your best bet may be to contact them and ask what server name you should be specifying for the db server.

  5. andylange
    Posted 9 years ago #

    HI.. I have the same problem, I installed turbocharge and I get this 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 localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums."

    I contacted Turbocharge and they said my config.php is correct and I have identified all the right settings.. I called my host they confirmed the same thing.

    My website is http://www.guaanews.com with bluehost

    what can I do now?



  6. Samuel B
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've done dozens of installs lately - some on bluehost. I can't remember for sure, but I don't think they use localhost?
    Anyway, if you can't figure it out, contact http://install4free.wordpress.com
    It's surely an easy fix.

  7. 4percent
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think my problem may be that I don't know what my ODBC IP address is, does anyone know where I can find this? It was not emailed to me, like someone suggested on another thread. I would like to do install4free, but I'm a business... any exceptions to that rule... wink wink :)

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