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  • Hi,
    I am trying to set up WordPress on AWS EC2 with the DB in AWS RDS. After I get everything up and go to wordpress/wp-admin/install.php I get a Error establishing a database connection error.

    Here is everything I have checked while trying to debug this:
    1. I have double and triple checked the DB credentials in the wp-config.php file
    2. I have added the salting details from https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/
    3. I have checked that the DB is up and running in RDS.
    4. I have SSH’ed into the EC2 instance where WordPress is deployed and logged onto the DB using the mysql cli command mysql -h change-to-your-rds-endpoint.rds.amazonaws.com -u <USER> -p This works fine. I can see a DB with the current name. So I know it is not a network issue.

    Out of ideas at this point. Open to suggestions at this point.

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