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Error establishing a database connection"" (4 posts)

  1. webdense
    Posted 15 years ago #


    I'm getting this error on
    It is hosted on shared hosting of hostgator. I talked to their support but they are unable to help.

    I've changed the BASE to "/".

    Now what to do with htaccess.dist. (although I changed to "RewriteBase /")

    Please give suggestions.

  2. MrBrian
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Probably not going to get far with a shared host, as you'll need them to modify your DNS and apache virtualhost config for wildcard domains. Besides that, check your database settings, that is your problem.

  3. webdense
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks for such a quick reply...So should I change from shared hosting to VPS?

    Does problem lies with Hostgator shared hosting?

  4. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    "Error establishing a database connection"

    means your db credentials are wrong. reinstall.

    WPMU does run on hostgater. not sure about their bottom-of-the-line package tho.

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