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  • I am trying to connect to the database using XAMPP local server on my machine. It looks like I have done everything correct but each time I get the message “Error establishing database connection. I checked and rechecked my user name/password/my host details that I received from my hosting company. But it wouldn’t work. Can someone please help? Thanks.

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  • Wait, so are you connecting to your localhost database or a hosting companies’ database?

    wp-config has the details of pw etc. supplied to me by my hosting service and I presume install.php would connect to the host company’s database, if that is the correct thing to do. Please advise! Thanks again.

    You can not connect to host server database with your Xampp which is a server on your computer.

    You will need to upload wordpress files and folder on host.

    Xampp server is used for testing plugins and themes by advanced users and for beginners who do not have host account can learn how to use wordpress locally.

    I am trying to connect my site with DB on my server. Its working fine on localhost.. I created lots of websites. I dont know where the prblm is.. I changed dbname, pwd, username, host but still getting “Error establishing a database connection” .

    Anyone who can help?? am I missing something??

    Its working.. I have changed access options on server to “local/remote”..

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