unable to connect to server (2 posts)

  1. ljmacphee
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am configuring WP on my home OSX machine to use for testing and backup.

    I configured php/apache/mysql all test ok. I am using mysql 4.1.x

    I can log onto mysql from the command line using the name and password I gave myself. I can also load the db.

    When I try to do this from wp-config.php I get 'Error establishing a database connection'.

    I have verified the name and password from the command line. I can access mysql from the command line.

    I am using localhost as the DB_HOST

    What else can I check?

    Is there a way to find out which of these items ( db, user, password, host ) is failing?

  2. drmike
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You may be that one percent out there who has to use the actual domain name as the database host instead of localhost.

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