How to fix error establishing a database connection in WordPress
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How to fix error establishing a database connection in WordPress


When you start using WordPress, you’re bound to encounter a number of errors, some grievous, other not so much. It’s inevitable; it can be your fault, at times systems break, someone fails at their job, natural calamities strike – anything could cause an error. Even something as good as an increase in traffic can break your WordPress site, leaving you with an error and a bad taste in your mouth.

Now, just like any other human-made project, WordPress is susceptible to its share of errors, none of which is as baffling and strenuous as the “error establishing database connection” error. That’s because this error doesn’t come with details of what went wrong, despite that it can be caused by several things, which – of course – only adds salt to the wound.