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  • I get the same wp-config problem that a lot of people seem to get. However, I have mySQL, I know my username and password are correct, and from what Brinkster will cough up (their support is not very easy to navigate) I have the correct server.

    I’ve tried every permutation, and yet install.php still does not recognize my database.

    Are there any common pitfalls I might be guilty of?

    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 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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  • Are you one of the 1% that has to change “localhost” in config.php?

    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

    I know when I used yahoo, they called their host “mysql” for some reason. May check your host on that one.

    didn’t you read the OP? 🙂 – It says:
    Is the user added to the DB? What site admin interface do you have? cPanel, plesk…?

    Yes, I am using the address.

    I am using the control panel. I was unaware I had to add a user. I will try to do that, thank you.

    OK< I’m lost. How do I add a user? I am using Control Panel.

    What “Control Panel”?
    See on this page if you recognize any of the site admin interfaces under the Install. If you find yours in the list, read carefully the instructions.

    sorry moshu.. I’m brainless sometimes…
    gracefully leaves….

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