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  • I am trying to set up a mysql database for wp, but from the information I have read “localhost” will not work as the host name on a GoDaddy account. I’m using the Plesk control panel and it does not tell me the name of the host. Any Suggestions?

    I get this message when trying to run the install:

    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 DB_HOST. 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?

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  • Go to your hosting account’s control panel. Click on the MySQL icon. Next to your database, there’s an icon that looks like a pencil. Click it. The host name is given to you there. It should look something like: or similar.

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