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Error when i access wordpress site in a browser. Site is on wordpress droplet at Digital Ocean. "Error establishing database connection"

Error message: " Error establishing a database connection"

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same error for me, i have 2 droplet with same wordpres site and details one crash and one work nice, WHY?

Hi @FidelM

Without seeing the database error log, then the best guess would be that you’re running out of RAM, so if you have a $5 droplet, then resize it to $10.

And if you are using CloudFlare’s offline-cache, then you need to setup some cache, since it visits every page within a very short time, which can easily drain the server for RAM.

Run the following command to show the last 40 lines of the database error log:

tail -40 /var/log/mysql/error.log