My website issues a SQLSTATE[HY000] [1049] Unknown database 'xxxxxx' even after I have imported the database.

I am new to digital ocean, but have recently uploaded a website using the LAMP stack. The website is working fine, however I have an html form on a page that sends the data to a MySQL database. I imported the the database following this tutorial “How to Import and Export Databases in MySQL or MariaDB (”.

When I check for the database in the MySQL interface in terminal through “SHOW DATABASES;”, I see that the database has been imported. I checked phpmyadmin and see that the tables have all been correctly configured. The error still occurs and it seems like my website/droplet is still unknown issuing the SQLSTATE[HY000] [1049] Unknown database ‘xxxxxx’ error.

I use a PHP connection via PDO if that helps.

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Are you certain the database mentioned in the error line ‘xxxxxx’ exists? Meaning make sure this DB (‘xxxxxx’) isn’t the name of the old DB on the old server. If that’s the case, try logging in to the DB from the command line using the ‘mysql’ binary like this:

mysql -u db_user -p db_name