Following Google App Engine’s instructions for creating a local WordPress development platform, I created the database and initial user using the instruction’s MySQL direction:
CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS wordpress_db; CREATE USER 'wp_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'wp_password'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_db.* TO 'wp_user'@'localhost';
After running it without errors reported, MySQL subsequently reported back:
CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS wordpress_db;# 1 row affected. CREATE USER 'wp_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'wp_password';# MySQL returned an empty result set (i.e. zero rows). GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON wordpress_db.* TO 'wp_user'@'localhost';# MySQL returned an empty result set (i.e. zero rows).
While the command line runs dev_appserver.py, I try reaching the WordPress app and get instead:
Error establishing a database connection
I’ve removed and recreated the database (wordpress_db) and user (wp_user) without reaching the WP app.
Any suggestion how to resolve this is appreciated.
Thanks, this is my App Engine log:
2013-11-26 17:40:25 Running command: “[‘C:\Program Files\Python27\python.exe’, u’C:\Program Files\Google\google_appengine\dev_appserver.py’, ‘–skip_sdk_update_check=yes’, ‘–port=8080’, ‘–admin_port=8000′, u’C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Catalyx\Catalyx-GoogleAppEngine\Catalyx’]”
2013-11-26 17:40:26 (Process exited with code -1073741515)
As you have mentioned you are following googles own instructions…
then in the section titled …
Step 4. Create your wp-config.php configuration file
where the instructions state that you should replace the existing lines with the following:
/** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', '**wordpress_db**'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', '**wp_user**'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', '**wp_password**');
You should enter those lines without the
** either side of the words like so…
/** The name of the database for WordPress */ define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress_db'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'wp_user'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'wp_password');
When you hit the default root url for your local app – normally
localhost:8080 you may get some odd redirects, so instead go direct to the local WordPress install url…
You should then get the nice WordPress install page that you were expecting
This happens to me and I have a very ‘good’ evening with it. So hopefully someone can found this problem earlier…
I am trying to replicate the server wordpress on localhost. After replacing the actual URL with localhost, thing works perfectly. Except one thing, the newly created page is always in “Error Establishing a Database Connection”.
Let me put in sequence why this problem happened.
- on local pc I already have an old wordpress directory wp/
- on server my wordpress was placed under wp/
- when i copy the package to my local pc, i placed it to wp2/ (remember wp/ already taken?)
So who’s the culprit? it’s the .htaccess
So it pointing to another database used by wp, which is of course resulting in error!
The fix is easy, just change it to wp2!
Voila! Cheers and the evening suddenly become beautiful again! 🙂
To fix this problem try those fixes :
Open wp-config.php, check line DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, DB_HOST, DB_NAME. Make sure the values is same with mysql access.
If you use Dedicated server or VPS hosting, try to restart your mysql server by typing :
-service mysql restart
-service mysql start
but if you use shared hosting, ignore this step!
if all the previous fixes can not fix it, so it’s a server-side problem! it is not your error! so let the hosting company fix this error for you because it is their error!
contact them or give them a day or so and they will solve this error and the problem will disappear automatically.
you can also check this video for the error establishing database connection fixes