Please, do you know if wordpress is capable of connecting itself to an external database, not managed by the blog's current host, but located on the servers of another company ?
I don't manage to make my WP blog connect to an external database, most regrettably, because I was graciously offered to use the mysql server of a dedicated box, while the sql servers of my current host are horrible.
My blog's domain was added to the dedi's allowed remote hosts, the dump of my blog's database was copied to the dedi box with exactly the same database and user names, my wp-config was edited accordingly, I made sure mysql outbound port worked on my blog's host... and yet, no connexion can be made...
I also installed a wordpress blog on that dedi box and it successfully connected to that database.
Before you ask, I am graciously allowed to use the database, but not to move my blog to there ;)
I'm now wondering if wordpress allows at all external database connexion...
Please, would you know that ?
Thanks a lot :)