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Error establishing a database connection

Posted December 28, 2019 233 views
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Hi,

When I do to my new site (or try to login), I get this error-
“Error establishing a database connection”

It was working yesterday.

Note: New to DigitalOcean

Thanks,
Ken

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Hello, @artisanseo

Could you please check if the MySQL/MariaDB service is running on your droplet? You can do that using this command:

service mysql status

Also if you’re using the Managed MySQL Database product you can ensure that everything is okay with it as well. You can double check if the database connection string is correct and that the database details (username and password) are correct and you can access the database using them.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards,
Alex

Hello, Thanks for reaching out to DigitalOcean!

Request you to refer to below link, which provides insights about how to fix the Database error:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-debug-the-wordpress-error-establishing-database-connection

Best Regards,
Sri Charan

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