this morning my blog is dead. problem with database (6 posts)

  1. raphy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    sorry for my english i'm french

    i have a wordpress blog host by free.fr
    i read here this host is not good. Now I know why... but I need to resolve my problem before leaving them.

    this morning i launch my blog and i read :Error establishing a database connection

    (you can chack it here http://www.schkopod.free.fr/wordpress )

    I looked for a solution here but i don't know what I can do.

    Please help, i have several questions :

    - is it possible that someone find my real login/password and change them ? (like hacker)
    - do I have lots all my blog ?
    - i call the hot line, but they can't help me. Free doesn't really host the mysql database.. the pay another compagny for that.. and nobody can be reach by phone. I send a mail but I don't believe i'll have an answer

    i'm sure someone else had this problem..

    please help

    thank you very much

  2. jaseone
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Your host's database server must be down they are the only ones that can fix that so you will have to contact them.

  3. raphy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    it's sunday .. nobody work in france
    I hope tomorrow things will change...

    Is it possible to know if the serveur is down ?
    I have another account in the same "provider" (free.fr) and i can log on the databse with this other account (but maybe they have diffrent database)..

    how can I have this information.. and spend a good night :)

  4. metapix
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What a coincidence! My blog also is having a problen since morning: Error establishing a database connection. I contacted my hosting provider and he said that the database server is down for some reason.
    The problem is mainly in the MySQL program, so the database is safe; the same may be the case with you.
    Lets hope it get's working by t'morrow.


  5. fanelian
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem with Dreamhost, since Friday. I sent a support ticket then, but I guess they're not working on weekends, because I haven't got a reply yet. Besides, the site's been showing up and then dissapearing again, leaving just the "Error establishing a database connection" message from WordPress. It happend just 5 minutes ago, and now it's working again: http://www.tochtli.net/something

  6. angsuman
    Posted 9 years ago #

    A simple way to find if the database is down is to ssh/telnet to the server and type <i>isql</i>. If you can connect and type in some queries then your database server is up.

    If another application is being able to access the database then the server is definitely up.

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