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Wordpress Installation: Error establishing a database connection

Hi Dev's, I need some help.

I have a Digital Ocean droplet, and I was trying to install WordPress on my domain, but I am getting an error message that "Error establishing a database connection".

The tutorial I'm following How To Install WordPress with LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

Not sure what I have done wrong. Any ideas would be helpful.

Top comments (3)

leslieongit profile image

Check your wp-config file at Database host settings, sometimes localhost won't just work so you can replace it with your database ip address

aswathm78 profile image
Aswath KNM

reboot your system . Works most of the time.

My specific problem was I entered a wrong password on the DB file. Check that too

theoretician profile image

Thank you guys for the reply. It got fixed and completed my wp website. 💯

Btw, Sorry for the late reply. 😬