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WordPress just “Quit Working after almost a Year”

  • I have a VERY IMPORTANT site that I have had online for almost a year and it worked flawlessly.
    When I brought it up this morning this is the page I got.
    Can’t select database

    We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the acaby_blog database.

    * Are you sure it exists?
    * On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?
    I have not done anything to the db to warrent this.
    I ran a check and repair on the db in mysql databases and it all showed OK.

    I checked phpmyadmin and the db was there and all the tables looked fine.

    Could this be a problem with my hosts software?

    This one has really got me stumped and ANY help would be appreciated.


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  • Not sure but…

    (1) What version of WordPress?

    (2) Have you checked to make sure your wp-config file is still alright? I don’t know any reason it would change, but it’s what tells WP the name of your DB.

    Hi there,

    It sounds like something is going on with your host and not the site. I seem to remember something similar happening to me a while ago. Check the status of your host server.

    Best regards,

    Thanks for the replies Dgold and Rashunda.

    I am using WP 2.0.4 (upgraded everytime a new version of wp was available)
    I checked the wp-config and nothing has changed. As I said before it has been online for almost a year, worked flawlessly then sat am i logged on and #@$$%** –

    I tend to agree with you Rashunda because I did not do anything that would cause this to happen. I sent a trouble ticket to my host sat am but no response yet.


    What has really got me confused as I have another copy of wp with a different db_name on another blog, same server,same domain, and it is working fine. ?? go figure—

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