My host has (finally!) added an auto upgrade option for WordPress to move from 2.3 to 2.6. Upon running their upgrade process I get this error (after an initial message saying the upgrade was successful):
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Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at ntresour.dot5hostingmysql.com. This could mean your host's database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
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Since this comes from the f. url, I assume this is a WordPress error, not unique to my host isp's system:
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I filed a support ticket with my host, but they aren't the fastest responding, esp. on the weekend. And I know nothing about managing the database directly. I can access my web site, but not the blog; I can also access the vDeck control panel my host uses (v 3)--and I *think* CGI is already enabled (per the instructions on this forum); when I check the CGI page in vDeck there is no option to activate it, so I'm assuming it is already on. Checking my site via ftp shows the 2.6 files in place, so I assume the install is OK, but it's not synching with the database?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.