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Database error with dns up? Website is fine? (wordpress)

  • Posted November 11, 2014

I am having a very weird problem I feel I am overlooking. My website at my server ip 104.131.171.37 works very well, everything is great. But I recently put up a DNS record to my domain at godaddy www.chi-ri.org and changed the nameserver to ns1.digitalocean.com | ns2.digitalocean.com | ns3.digitalocean.com.

I also added the DNS record to my droplet in DNS panel on the website, added an A record “@” points to my server. along with “www” pointing to myserver. This is the setup I use on all my websites.

For some reason with this DNS up I get “error establishing a database connection” .

Any thoughts?

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It now works, but since the moment it transfered, it messed up all my css!! Why did this happen!?

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I don’t use DO DNS servers, I wasn’t even aware they offer it, but seems like a DNS problem which usually solves over time once the changes on DNS propagate over the web. I recommend you to use Cloudflare.com as your main DNS/NS for your domains, as any change to the DNS only takes minutes and offers you a lot more of benefits.

Still tough you may want to set a hostname with FQDN on DO for your droplets, for reverse lookup.

Also I tried your website but i get a 500 error back, maybe you can tell us more about your setup.

It now works, but since the moment it transfered, it messed up all my css!! Why did this happen!?