Question

Error establishing a database connection (!)

Posted February 9, 2015 1.6k views

I was extremely restful with this tutorial of Wordpress installing. Until I enter the website and frustratingly found out this statement:
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Error establishing a database connection

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I tried several solutions but nothing worked out!

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Assuming the database is on the same server…

1) Check that your database is actually running.. ( sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start )

2) Check that you have the correct info in the config.php file in your /wordpress/ directory…
Ie: username = yourDBusername ( possibly “root”), password = yourDB password and host = localhost

Verify your DB my typing.
mysql -u root -pYOURPASSWORD

Then type “ Show databases;” ( Is your database listed? )
Type “exit” to quit.

/etc/init.d/mysql start worked for me, but is there any reason mysql would suddenly stop? Is there a log to check for this or something?

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