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  • I frequently cannot get to my site or to the wp-admin due to the “Error Establishing Database Connection” message. I have read through the forums and saw something about accessing wp-config.php, but I don’t know what this means. I use in Inmotion hosting. This is my first website, so if someone could give me step-by-step directions of what needs to be done, how to access the wp-config.php and what I need to do with it to fix the problem, that would be amazing. My site is

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Your site is up right now, so if the the error message is intermittent, it’s a problem at inmotion; their database server is unreliable. Ask them about it.

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