How to fix Error establishing a database connection in wordpress
If you are wordpress beginner, then this is a disgusting error message. Special thing is this error message happen without reason most of time. That mean this error message may be come suddenly. May be when you change your host severing. This error message also come one of our site. After 30min we could get that site online. After this and we also had some requests about asking this error message. So we researched about this and we realize there is no good post answering this question. So we thought to write this post to help who are searching answer for Error establishing a database connection in wordpress.
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Few emails had received, asking this matter.
“I tried to install WP on our local server and I got the ‘Error establishing a database connection’ screen. Can I know how to fix this my host is ipage”
“Why I am getting Error establish a database connection in wordpress. my host is HostGator”
” scene today morning i can’t access my site because Error establish a database connection. my hosting site is godaddy
Why Error Establishing a Database Connection screen appear to me
Because, wordpress can’t establishing a database connection. Now you ask why wordpress can’t J My answer is, there are more reasons to happen this. most of time this happen when you change the host site. Unless It can happen when your data base is corrupted, after lot of sever errors, when Mysql data base server is unresponsive, when your logging details can’t match and when server that hosts your wordpress database is down
Note – before the any modification we advise you to get back up your data base and file manager
How do I solve Error establish a database connection in wordpress.
Go to your host site and go to file manager. Find the file named “wp-config.php” and open it. (If you can’t open this file the download it and drag and drop to chrome new tab)
Check this things
The name of the database for WordPress – this name must be match with Mysql data base name.
MySQL database username – User name must be match with Mysql DB user name.
MySQL database password – password must be matched with Mysql DB password
Note – If you can’t remember password then reset
MySQL hostname– Hostname must be correct
After correct these, you can see Error establish a database connection is disappear in a moment.
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Open the “wp-config.php” and ad this code to that opened file. (If you can’t open this file the download it and drag and drop to chrome new tab)
after adding that code, you can see your site redirect to this link
Click repair and optimize database
Note – after you ad that code, anyone (don’t need to logging to access this) can click the “repair and optimize database” So make sure to remove that code after you settle your site.
Re-start the WordPress installation /reinstall wordpress
Then check your Hosting site whether it is work or not. If it is working then contact them. I’m sure they will help you
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