Error establishing a database connection

Posted December 19, 2018 3.2k views
APIUbuntu 16.04

Hi, friends

Recently i got a notification from Youtube in which they said my API would be deactivated. I did not know what to do with this information and the day came when it was deactivated. My site now is giving the message Error establishing a database connection.

I am with the step by step orientation to debug the issue, but i am suspecting the reason it happened is the one issue with youtube.

If it is indeed this reason – i don’t believe it ran out of memory or something the like – i should be able to turn off those plugins related to youtube and the site will come back.

Would be so kind to help me solve this problem?

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Hi, Praveen.

Thanks so much!

  • Hello,

    Now you need to debug the database. To do that, login to the droplet then edit the wp-config.php file. You can do this via terminal or ftp client. Add it just before ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging’ line wp-config.php.

    define('WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true);

    Once you have done that, you can see the settings by visiting this page:

    Hope this helps.

Hello. Did you try rebooting the droplet? Mostly, this does fix the issue.

Hope this helps.

could be mysql running out of memory, i fixed restarting mysql.
systemctl start mysql