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  • Resolved DanKenitz

    (@dankenitz)


    How do I even know what my database name is? I know where to find my SQL and I use GoDaddy.com, but as for the BipolarNation.com (my site) database “name,” I don’t even know what that means.

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  • Try this thread I found after a quick search for “GoDaddy”.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/48431?replies=8

    um…you have to *create* a database – usually in your host space control panel. When you do that, you give it a name. Voila, your database name.

    I did that, found it – thanks – but it still doesn’t work. As far as I can tell, all of my info’s good. Here’s the error message I’mg etting:

    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.

    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?
    If you’re unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.

    I know that everything should be right. So what’s wrong?

    Did you attach the database username to the database itself?

    I’m not sure what that means. I replaced the field in the Config.php file like it should be. Here’s what it looks like:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘DKenitz’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘DKenitz’); // Your MySQL username

    my DB name IS DKenitz, so the info is right.

    If you’re using Godaddy hosting, the mysql server is not localhost. Check it under the sql database first to locate the godaddy mysql server

    What? Layman’s terms, please – how do I find it?

    No matter what I change the name to, I get the same error message.

    You might try contacting godaddy support, see if they can tell you exactly what should go in the wp-config.php file.

    “You might try contacting godaddy support, see if they can tell you exactly what should go in the wp-config.php file. “

    Best advice all day. I did that, and it turned out my HOST was what was wrong. Silly me.

    Oy…. well, glad it’s solved one way or the other then….

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