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  • My inactive WordPress blog (WP 1.5, I think) has disappeared from view on the web. It hasn’t responded for a couple of months. The URI is

    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 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.

    The WP error message suggests checking the wp-config file, but in checking the control panel, the wp-config.php file had not changed since setup.

    The server is running.

    I typed the URI correctly.

    What next?

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  • Have you verified that the connection string/host name for the DB hasn’t changed? Some smaller hosts use “localhost” for the MySQL server, but change it when they start growing larger.

    Another issue could be your username. Some DB’s are setup, like mine, to require the web username before the db username (ie: sample is your website( and wp is your mysql user = sample_wp as the full username)

    To me, it sounds like your data was migrated to a new server.

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