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  • Right i’ve been trying to install WP for AGES now….

    All i get is Error establishing a database connection

    i’ve checked and checked again that the details are correct in wp-config.php and its all fine. I’ve tried to install on a local apache server and on my hosting package –

    i have no idea why its not working. i’ve been in contact with my host today and it seems that theres no issue their end – mysql is all setup and working :s

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  • All it can be is something wrong in your wp-config.php file. It could be as simple as a space somewhere.

    What are you using for a hostname? Sometimes you have to put the actual address for it instead of leaving it as localhost.

    I’ve seen with a host the database name and database user were the same value (I believe it was the account name in fact). Also the DB_HOST was like

    Verify that your password is correct, if necessary change the password on the database to a known value.

    Sometimes you can use phpMyAdmin to see the database and the database host will be displayed at the top of the screen.

    Samboll said: “All it can be is something wrong in your wp-config.php file.”

    My hosting company (yahoo) kept replying with “localhost” during the installation, but then, I found one of their help files labeled “Why Can’t I Access My Database?”.

    It said to use (‘DB_HOST’, ‘mysql’) and not ‘localhost’ in the wp-config.php file.

    Worked for me…

    Mike -Supahfly-

    It’s a good idea to try a few things in the config file if “the usual” is not working.

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