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  • Hi,

    I got a template and a godaddy hosting package. For some reason when I FTP’d the template it would not work. I tried changing the SQL password because I did not remember the first one and this came up when trying to edit the site-

    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?

    What does this mean?!?


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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    I tried changing the SQL password because I did not remember the first one

    That’s the problem. Change the MySQL password in wp-config.php to the new password, too.

    There was no reason to change the MySQL password, anyway; your FTP password is completely different.

    Go Daddy


    Go Daddy Support


    Is the site coming up now? Are you able to get into the admin area?

    The error you were reporting can sometimes be corrected by modifying the wp-config.php file.

    You can see more information here:


    – First, try contacting the hosting provider if the database server is online / if they have any other problem at their end, or they made any changes to your account, or if there are any limitations/restrictions, if the hosting package is set to Windows and not Linux, etc .

    – double check your wp-config.php file settings for the database name, database username and database password. This is where most errors occur.

    -Then check that you don’t need to change the database host from “localhost” to something else. You can get that info from your hosting provider.

    -Check you have actually created a database with the same database name as is in your wp-config.php file.
    -Last, but not least, if all that information is correct your database probably has a problem with it, and you may need to contact your hosting provider.

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