Script Error - Error establishing a database connection

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  1. mcbeck101

    mcbeck101 aMember Pro Customer

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    I upgraded MySQL on my server and I now receive the following error:

    Script Error
    Error establishing a database connection. Please contact site webmaster if this error does not disappear long time

    Indeed, it has been several hours. Can you please assist me with a solution?

    Thank you!
  2. chrome62

    chrome62 Member

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    I have the same error, why can't these questioned be answered here?
  3. thehpmc

    thehpmc Member

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  4. mcbeck101

    mcbeck101 aMember Pro Customer

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    To give some insight into how I eventually resolved this....

    I was working with my web host at the same time I was posting here, trying to coordinate everyone together. Here is a cut and paste of what my web host did to fix everything:



    Just after resolving that, I started receiving errors on a cron job that was previously set up to run every day. Here is the error I started receiving in the admin backend of aMember:

    And, here is the resolution that my web host came up with:

    After these two adjustments were made, everything was working without error.

    Hope this helps!
  5. thehpmc

    thehpmc Member

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    This would appear to confirm passwords are the problem. As I posted in another thread think it is the different way passwords are encoded (or handled) on server, PHP5.4 is not able to resolve them.
  6. thehpmc

    thehpmc Member

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    Alex if this is the solution to this problem, which sooner or later, is going to affect quite a few people can this solution be made in the form of a 'sticky'?

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