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"Error establishing a database connection"

  1. I keep getting this error message when trying to setup my site. I'm not using a site, but have my own site name. I've uploaded the wordpress pkg. to my ftp, connection was established and everything. I then changed the wp-config.php to have my db name, db password, and db address.
    When I try to launch the site I get the "error" message. triple checked the info on database to make sure it's correct, but still get the error.

    once I setup my database, I uploaded the wordpress download to my ftp client (using cyberduck). I then changed the wp-config.php file's name and DB info according to instruction.

    Any thoughts or tips?
    I'm a total noob and this is my first time setting up a site by myself.


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  3. @jbelson
    "I uploaded the wordpress download to my ftp client .."

    You are in the wrong support forum. Please gop here for help http://wordpress.ORG/support

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