Server error - cannot connect to database (3 posts)

  1. letspose
    Posted 2 years ago #


    I'm totally lost...I've done everything that's been asked yet I am getting a server error / cannot connect to database message everytime. I've done this several times and still not working.

    Website is http://www.letsposephotography.com

    Any help would be appreciated!


  2. bemdesign
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just to confirm:

    1). You've set up a database for WordPress on MySQL with a user and password (if the user and password wasn't already configured by your host).

    2). You've opened up the wp-config-sample.php file in a text editor, and inserted the correct information (database name, user account for that database, and user password) and saved this edited file as wp-config.php. And then uploaded it to your server in the folder containing your WordPress files

    If, despite the above steps, you still get a database connection error, contact your host and see if there's something else that might impact connecting to the database (firewalls, reverse proxies, closed ports, etc.)

  3. letspose
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Yes have done everything you've said. Looks like its a host issue. Will contact them and see if there something up!


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