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  • Hi. I’m sorry if this has been addressed elsewhere. I am using WordPress 2.0.

    I recently upgraded from a free trial hosting package by 1&1.com to their Linux Business Package for the express reason of having acces to more MySQL packages.

    – I backed up all my website and blog files (the webspace was wiped clean in the upgrade)

    – After the upgrade was complete I set up a new MySQL database

    – I changed the wp-config.php file to reflect the new database settings the new database

    – In wp-config.php I first tried both leaving the host as ‘localhost’ and when I try to view my blog I get the following error:

    “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 localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.”

    – When setting the host as ‘db368.perfora.net’ (as it is given on the 1&1 info page for the database) I get the ffollowing message:

    “It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.”

    I think I have done everything right, and though I have only been blogging three months I hould hate to lose what I have written so far. 1&1 technical support has not been helpful. Any suggestions most appreciated.

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  • Not too many positive posts in this forum about your host, that’s for sure…

    So, where is the blog – obviously not at the address linked to your name.

    – I backed up all my website and blog files (the webspace was wiped clean in the upgrade)
    – After the upgrade was complete I set up a new MySQL database

    Question: Did you backup the old database? I mean the tables where your blog has been installed?
    If yes (which I hope), did you import the old DB into the new one?
    Just backing up the WP files = 0(zero).

    Alas, no. I should have done more research before I made the change over. I guess it is gone. Thanks for the clear reply.

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