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    hey guys, i just got my vB licence and have set up a couple of test sites to work out the kinks in our conversion process (actual conversion is set to happen this saturday)
    (conversion test where we ran impex to migrate our database)
    (clean install for us to test some mods)
    (actual site currently running ipb)

    about 10 hours ago our test sites went down the following database error:

    Database error
    The database has encountered a problem.
    Please try the following:

    * Load the page again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.
    * Open the home page, then try to open another page.
    * Click the Back button to try another link.

    The forum technical staff have been notified of the error, though you may contact them if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.
    i have done a repair database via cpanel, and have checked my ftp side and everything still looks good.

    anyone know what could cause both our test sites to pop like this?

    thanks much for any information.

  • #2
    sorry to doublepost, just to clarify my main site is still working but by two test vB sites are having same issue. both these sites worked fine for a few days and now this... any suggestions?

    thanks much


    • #3
      When you get the database error page, you need to View Page Source to see the actual error:

      Database error in vBulletin :
      mysql_connect() [&lt;a href='function.mysql-connect'&gt;function.mysql-connect&lt;/a&gt;]: Access denied for user 'yugiohfo'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
      /home1/yugiohfo/public_html/~testvb/includes/class_core.php on line 311
      MySQL Error   : 
      Error Number  : 
      Request Date  : Tuesday, February 10th 2009 @ 09:01:13 AM
      Error Date    : Tuesday, February 10th 2009 @ 09:01:13 AM
      Script        :
      Referrer      :
      IP Address    : xxxxxx
      Username      : 
      Classname     : vB_Database
      MySQL Version : 
      It looks like something is wrong in your config.php file (the username and/or password for the database).

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      • #4
        oh i see, you are brilliant i changed my ftp access password at about that time last night, i need to have the correct ftp/cpanel password in the config.php file...

        bingo both test sites working now

        ipb did not care if i changed my ftp pw, makes me glad im running a one week test before switching over

        thanks again for the quick fix <3


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